The following criteria are used to select SSS participants. A program participant must:
Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet residency requirements
Have academic need (determined by factors such as high school or college GPA, placement in pre-college level courses among other requirements)
and at least one of the following
Have a disability (physical or learning disabled; vocational rehabilitation students included)
Be a first-generation college student (your parents/legal guardians do not have a B.A. or B.S. degree)
Be considered a low-income student (as determined by the United Sates Department of Education outlined in the table below)
FEDERAL TRIO PROGRAMS ANNUAL LOW INCOME LEVELS
(Effective January 26, 2012 Until Further Notice)
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The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount.
Poverty guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 17, January 26, 2012, pp. 4034-4035.