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TRIO is Still Here!

Update to services for TRIO SSS Participants (as of March 31, 2020):

In order to be compliant with the social distancing recommendations in mitigating the community spread of the Coronavirus, TRIO Student Support Services has taken several steps to maintain student support and engagement opportunities remotely.

All TRIO coaching and peer mentor appointments will be done over the phone or through WebEx. You can schedule your appointment by calling (303) 404-5176 or by emailing your coach/peer mentor.

In-person workshops have been canceled, however, you can still complete your requirement through our online workshops. Your financial literacy requirement can be completed through Financial 101.

If you need to connect with us, please use our emails located on the Contact Us link to the right or email TRIOSSS@frontrange.edu if you are unsure of which staff member to contact. We will have someone connect with you as soon as we can.

We will also be sharing updates for our current students on Desire 2 Learn (D2L) and through our TRIO Trailblazer Newsletters.

Visit FRCC COVID-19 Updates for more information.


As a TRIO participant you are part of a campus community where you feel encouraged, respected and supported throughout your educational journey at the FRCC Westminster Campus.

You can apply to TRIO if:

  • You are a student at the FRCC Westminster Campus
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • You are a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor degree)
    • You are low income (typically Pell-grant eligible determined by FAFSA)
    • You have a documented Disability (with Disability Student Services at FRCC)

How to Apply

Eligible students can complete the online application.

If you know a student who could benefit from TRIO Student Support Services, you can refer them to us by submitting this short online referral form.

TRIO is eligible to serve 140 students per academic year and is currently accepting applications.

What You Can Expect from TRIO

TRIO participants will develop in meaningful ways as you are empowered to grow personally, academically, and professionally through community involvement, small group learning and individualized coaching. Students receive services tailored to your needs that will include but are not limited to:

  • Course selection
  • Academic planning
  • Transfer tips
  • Transfer institution selection and research on transfer courses
  • Assistance with FAFSA completion and verification
  • Personal Finance and budgeting
  • Understanding Financial Aid Award letter
  • Scholarship search and application assistance
  • Career advising
  • Job outlook and demand
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Informational interviews
  • Understanding your strengths and challenges
  • Identifying learning styles
  • Skill development
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Peer mentorship
  • Financial Literacy/FAFSA
  • Scholarship Tips and Tricks
  • Mastering the Art of Being a Student
  • Learning Styles 101
  • Dean's Tip for College Success
  • Preparing for Finals: The Final Stretch
  • Resume Building and Interview Preparation
  • Community/Team building
  • Insider information and navigation
  • Schedule build out
  • Goal setting
Contact Us

Westminster Campus
Room L269
Email Us 

Elizabethe Plante, Counselor
(303) 404-5178

Liz Schwebach, Program Director
(303) 404-5177

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