TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that offers our students a comprehensive four-year program entitled the EDGE (Engage, Discover, Gain Experience, Excel), which features result­s-oriented support services. TRiO SSS is currently funded to serve and assist first generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities to persist to degree completion and embark on professional career paths or graduate degree studies.

Why Join TRiO?

Services & Benefits

  • Grant Aid Award (grant funding application to eligible SSS participants)
  • Community – Building Activities
  • Individualized Mentoring
  • Financial Aid Information and Literacy
  • Career planning and counseling
  • Individual and group tutoring=
  • Graduate and Professional school admissions preparation

How to Qualify

  • Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at SPU

Meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen, national or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
  • First-Generation College Student
  • Documented physical or learning disability

TRiO Summer Bridge Program

JULY 10 – AUGUST 4, 2023

TRiO Summer Bridge Program

Get a head-start on your college career and earn three (3) college credits this Summer fro FREE!


  U.S. citizen, national, or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance

  First-Generation College Student

  Physical or Learning Disability

How to Enroll

  Complete TRiO SSS Application

  Admitted & deposited at SPU

  Intended to enroll for Fall 2023

  U.S. Citizenship or Legal Resident Status

  Qualify for federal financial aid and have a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


  • Earn three (3) college level credits in a very supportive learning environment for credit that counts toward graduation requirements
  • Participate in academic seminars, workshops, and other on- and off-campus activities designed to familiarize students with Saint Peter’s University and their new community
  • Begin college with a great group of TRIO SSS peers
  • Individual and Group tutoring
  • Personalized academic, career, and personal coaching sessions

Chat with a Student


TRIO-Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education through retention-based resources. TRIO-SSS at Saint Peter’s University (SPU) is also known as The EDGE program—EDGE (Explore, Discover, Gain Experience, and Excel), which serves up to 140 students. Our mission statement underscores the University’s core ethos, its embrace of this heterogeneous population and the commitment to educate a diverse community of learners … and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. Our mission, goals, and objectives for TRIO Student Support Services at Saint Peter’s University are indicated below.