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Eligibility Criteria

In order to qualify for the TRIO SSS program students MUST be an American citizen or permanent resident of the Unites States, enrolled and attending Utah Valley University, demonstrate an academic or support need for services, and meet one or more of the following U.S. Department of Education criteria:

  1. First Generation: Neither of the student's parents graduated with a 4-year college degree. 
  2. Low Income. 
  3. Disabled: Includes both physical or learning disabilities.

Application Instructions

  1. If your application is not complete, you will not be considered for enrollment into the program.
  2. If you have any questions please call 801.863.8541


Independent Student Application

An independent student is one of the following:
  • at least 24 years old and/or married
  • a graduate or professional student
  • a veteran, a member of the armed forces
  • an orphan
  • a ward of the court
  • someone with legal dependents other than a spouse
  • an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

If you fit this category please complete the Independent Student form.

Dependent Student Application

A dependent student is under 24 years old and does not fit under any of the categories listed under independent student above. As such, the dependent student’s parent or legal guardian must sign this form.

If you fit this category please complete the Dependent Student form. 

After Application Submission Process:

After your application is received by the TRIO SSS program, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received and processed. You will be notified by email if you have been accepted into the TRIO SSS program within 3 to 5 business days after your application has been processed.