What is TRIO?

The Student Support Services program is designed to serve 144 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.
  • Summer Bridge Program: A 5-week skill-building program for incoming fall participants, focusing on writing, college success strategies, and math or science.

Program Staff:

Dr. Joyce Addo-Anum, Director
(740) 588-4114

Joshua Eno, Advisor
(740) 588-4109
Click here to schedule an appointment with Joshua

Robin Carroll, Administrative Assistant
(740) 588-4115

Vickie Break, Professional Tutor (all math courses)

Rebecca McGinnis, Professional Tutor (natural sciences and college-level math)

Madalyne Ludovici, Peer Tutor (writing, developmental math, and statistics)

Sadie Garber, Academic Resource Center Assistant


TRIO SSS participants have exclusive access to the following resources:

  • Tutor.com, a 24/7 online tutoring service
  • Study spaces and computers in the Academic Resource Center
  • In-person tutoring in math, writing, and other subjects

Apply today! Open the PDF form in Adobe Reader, fill it out, and click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the form. Call 740.588.4115 with any questions.

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