Student Support Programs

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRiO Programs.

TRiO Student Support Services

If you are eligible for and participate in your college's TRiO Program, the TRiO staff will provide you with services designed to help you successfully complete your associate degree, transfer and go on to complete your bachelor's degree.

TRiO Upward Bound

Upward Bound develops the academic and motivational potential of students in grades 9-11 to prepare them for college success. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree.

Rising Star Program

Think you don't have the money for college? We can help. DCCCD's Rising Star Program is here for you.