What is TRIO?

The Student Support Services Program is designed to serve 150 students each year. We assist students in developing skills essential for college success by providing one-on-one services tailored to each student’s needs since the program staff works with a smaller student caseload. The goal is to work with students motivated and committed to making full use of the program services to become successful graduates at Zane State College.

Program Objectives:

  • Increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students
  • Increase the transfer rates of eligible students to four-year institutions
  • Foster educational opportunities that promote academic success for eligible students
  • Improve the financial and economic literacy of eligible students

To Participate, You Must Be:

  • A citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
  • Enrolled at ZSC or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term
  • In need of academic support, as determined by the program, in order to successfully pursue a postsecondary educational program
  • One of the following:
    • A low-income student: Meet federal low-income eligibility and residency requirements for federal financial aid
    • A first-generation college student: Parents must not have received a bachelor's degree
    • An individual with disabilities: Students who require support from Accessibility Services must submit documentation to the Accessibility Services Academic Advisor

Program Services:

  • Academic Advising: Advice and assistance in course selection and registration. Students also receive support to address personal and social problems that may prevent students from attaining their educational goals.
  • Academic Tutoring: Individual or group tutoring services to complete developmental and college-level courses.
  • Career Planning: Information to assist students with selecting a career and exploring career options.
  • Financial Aid Planning: Information on federal financial aid programs and benefits; resources for locating college, public, and private scholarships; and assistance in completing the financial aid application process.
  • Transfer Planning: Activities designed to assist students in applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for, enrollment in a four-year institution.

Program Staff:

Joyce Addo-Anum, Director P: 740-588-4114 E: jaddoanum@zanestate.edu
Joshua Eno, Advisor P: 740-588-4109 E: jeno@zanestate.edu
Mandy Frenier, Coordinator P: 740-588-4115 E: mfrenier@zanestate.edu

Join TRIO today! Completed applications can be dropped off at our office in College Hall. Call 740.588.4115 with any questions.

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