Succeed inside and outside of the classroom

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs designed to motivate and support first generation, low-income, students with disabilities and veterans in pursuit of a college degree.

Since its establishment by Congress in 1965, TRIO has served over 850,000 students in more than 2,800 TRIO programs across the country.  Arizona State University is home to nine Federal TRIO Programs including four pre-college programs for high school students and veterans and five college programs for ASU Students.

The Talent Search, Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound pre-college programs inspire and assist participants with improving academic and personal skills as they prepare for college. Supporting ASU undergraduate students with achieving academic and career success, Student Support Services college programs provide academic support, mentoring, financial guidance, career and professional development.


Why TRIO works

Learn about the TRIO programs and find out which one might be right for you

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I am a high school student

Talent Search
Upward Bound


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I am a veteran


Veterans Upward Bound



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I am a current ASU undergraduate student


Student Support Services


When you join TRIO, you become a part of a larger network of scholars

Learn more about TRIO

Department of Education, Federal TRIO Programs | Council for Opportunity in Education