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Am I TRIO?

Eligibility Requirements

Am I TRIO?In each entering class, nearly 40% of students are eligible for the TRIO Achievement Program. To be eligible to apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You are citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States.
  2. You do not already have a baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree.
  3. And at least one of the following is true:
    • Neither of your parents (or guardians) has a baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree.
    • Your family's income meets federal income eligibility guidelines based on household size.
    • You have a documented permanent physical or learning disability that impacts your educational experience.

Please note that eligible students who are interested in participating must complete an online application. A majority of the students selected for participation will meet more than one of the criteria listed in requirement #3 above. Applicants may be asked to provide additional financial information or documentation of disability as needed for eligibility verification. 

Download TRIO Financial Eligibility Form 2014-2015
Download Non-Tax Filer Statement

Academic support is available to all Knox students through the Center for Teaching & Learning.

"TRIO just helps me feel like I am not the only first-generation low-income student who is trying to graduate. I am not the only one experiencing hardships and family problems. If TRIO didn't exist, I think I probably would have transferred or dropped out."