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Chicago State University offers three federally-funded TRiO programs dedicated to providing access to post secondary education opportunities for high school students, current CSU students, and adults:


About TRIO

In 1965, Congress established a series of programs to aid potential first- generation, low-income Americans in entering and graduating postsecondary education under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education by providing a myriad of services, beginning with 8th graders.

Chicago State University is one of over 1,000 higher education institutions and agencies offering Federal TRiO Programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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The Upward Bound Program

Project F.A.M.E Upward Bound serves high school students who have the desire to attend college. The program offers academic support, leadership development, college readiness, and cultural enrichment services designed to help local high school students turn that desire into a reality!


Educational Opportunity Center

PROJECT SUCCESS/EOC provides information and assistance on college admissions and financial aid to qualified adults who want to enroll in a GED program or postsecondary program of their choice.


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Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is dedicated to assisting current CSU students by helping them to successfully navigate the post secondary experience. Academic support, counseling, leadership, personal development and supplemental aid are some of the services offered to ensure the success of SSS participants!

TRIO Programs are Federal outreach and student services programs funded by the US Department of Education