Apply To SSS


  1. Be a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements for federal student financial assistance. Determine residency requirements from Federal Student Aid.
  2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UW-Milwaukee
  3. Meet TRIO Federal eligibility guidelines:
    • First-generation college student
      • First generation college students are defined as those whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a Bachelor’s degree.
    • Meet federal income guidelines
      • Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes guidelines which define low income based on family size.
    • Have a qualifying documented disability
      • Disability refers to students with a physical or mental impairment which limits a major life activity. This includes learning disabilities. Such disabilities need to be documented.

Click to download TRIO SSS Application (PDF)