Student Support Services
The TRIO/Student Support Services Program at Northeast is an academic assistance program funded through TRIO Grants by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed for low-income, first-generation college students or students with a disability. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with their TRIO/SSS advisor once a month, and are encouraged to participate in one of the various program activities each month. All at no cost to the student. As students navigate the demands of college and gain more independence with the responsibility of college life, they will be offered personal and academic support. We provide assistance with meeting college requirements and support to motivate them towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.
Students participate in the TRIO/SSS program throughout their enrollment at Northeast.
To qualify for services a student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, be registered at Northeast, demonstrate an academic need for services, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First-Generation: An individual whose parents have not completed a four-year degree
- Low-Income: Household taxable income meets TRIO/SSS guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
- Student with a Disability: An individual with a documented learning, physical or emotional disability. Documentation must be submitted to the Northeast Disability Services Office
TRIO/SSS offers individual support, advising and a referral process to ensure participants take full advantage of the services and activities offered to them.
- A thorough needs assessment and development of a Student Success Plan
- Required academic advising and success coaching
- Career Exploration
- Leadership Conferences
- TRIO Club
- Assistance completing FAFSA, scholarship and transfer applications
- Financial Literacy Education
- Student Success Workshops
- Cultural Field Trips
- Team Building Activities
- Structured first-year experience course
- Academic transfer assistance and visits to four-year colleges
- Access to a free laptop or iPad through the TRIO Device Loan Program
- Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction
- College Readiness Boot Camp
- Educational Field Trips
The TRIO/SSS program at Northeast will serve a total of 140 program participants each year. Priority will be given to:
- Students who are both income-eligible and first-generation
- Students who are both income-eligible and have a documented disability
- Students who are income-eligible, first-generation, or have a documented disability and are motivated to take full advantage of the services offered through the TRIO/SSS program
Download the TRIO Application to get started.
What should I expect after submitting my applications?
- Application will be reviewed by TRIO Staff
- One-on-One interview will be scheduled to determine fit of program to students needs and to discuss program expectations/requirements
- Attend TRIO orientation to become an active participant
For a paper application, please contact our office at (402) 844-7736. Completed applications will be reviewed and our office will contact you with a decision. At this time, we will be accepting applications from students enrolled in classes on the Norfolk campus.
Please return the application and all other documents to:
Northeast Community College
PO Box 469
Norfolk, NE 68702-0469
You may also drop off your application and all other documents at the Information Desk in the College Welcome Center at the Norfolk campus.
Anyone can refer a student to the TRIO staff. They will contact the student to discuss their eligibility and application process.
Please email TRIO@northeast.edu with the following information:
- Student's Name
- Student's Contact Information
- Referrer's Name
- Referrer's Contact Information
- Why is the student being referred?