TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO is a federally funded, academic success program available at the UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington campuses. By partnering with eligible students, advisors provide a wide range of academic resources that help highly motivated students meet their educational goals. Nationwide, TRiO students are more than twice as likely to complete their degrees as eligible students who do no participate in TRiO.

Benefits of TRiO

  • Personalized advising and educational planning
  • Study skills workshops, individual and group tutoring sessions
  • Tuition-free Panther Math Prep courses (MAT 075) and academic support courses
  • Academic, financial, career and personal counseling
  • Assistance in obtaining financial aid (FAFSA)
  • A supportive learning environment with access to technology and reference materials
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial assistance for enrollment in baccalaureate programs
  • Exposure to cultural/educational events


To qualify for this program, you must be a current or prospective student at UWM at Waukesha pursuing an associate or bachelor’s degree and meet one of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college/university)
  • Income eligible per federal guidelines (most PELL grant recipients)
  • Documented learning or physical disability

If you aren’t sure you qualify, call 414-251-7224 to make an appointment with an advisor who can help determine your eligibility.

TRiO Application

If you are eligible, please complete the application and return to the Solution Center or mail to your campus address listed in the contact box.

Note: Because of the limited number of spaces available, submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be notified of your status.

TRiO Staff