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OJC Press Release ID: 2739

Monday, January 8, 2018

Apply for TRiO for the Spring Semester at OJC


New and returning students to OJC are encouraged to apply to the TRiO program for additional support and access to resources. Holly Lewis TRiO director said, “By applying to the TRiO program you will have a group of people to help you become successful in your future career.”

To be eligible for the program students should meet one or more of the following factors: first-generation, low-income, or disabled. An online application is available at To obtain a paper application contact the TRiO Program at 719-384-6835.

The TRiO Program is located in OJC’s Learning Commons Student Success Center. The TRiO program provides a variety of services in a comfortable setting for advising, tutoring or studying.

TRiO offers financial aid assistance and resources along with individual, group, or drop-in tutoring. Workshops for budgeting are available. Cultural events, and museum tours are offered for students to attend. Equipment checkout of laptops and other electronics are made available to TRiO students to make completing work easier. According to Holly Lewis, TRiO has transfer tours each semester to make the transition to a four-year school seamless. These services are provided free of charge to TRiO Student Support Services participants.

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a grant funded program. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. The three main objectives of the Student Support Services are persistence or attendance from one semester to another, good academic standing, and to graduate and/or transfer to four-year school within four years.

For more information or to apply and enroll in the program please contact Holly Lewis, TRiO director at 719-384-6835.


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Apply today to join the TRiO the program at OJC. TRiO students will have access to tutoring and other resources that will help make them successful in college. Complete the TRiO application and enjoy all the benefits TRiO students are offered.