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Eligibility

 

The eligibility requirements for the TRIO SSS program are determined by federal guidelines.

For an overview of our eligibility criteria, check out this short video:

 

To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate and
  • Be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in a college-level program and
  • Intend to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree and
  • Not already have a degree from a four-year college or university
In addition to the requirements above, our students must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has graduated from a four-year college or university) OR
  • Be low-income (according to federal guidelines*) OR 
  • Have a documented disability and are registered with the Student Access Office at WVC

*Refer to the Federal Low-Income Guidelines Table below. For families with more than eight members, add $6,810 for each additional family member.
Note:  "Taxable Income" is different from and often less than "Adjusted Gross Income". If you have any questions or difficulty locating Taxable Income, please reach out to us at trio@wvc.edu 

                                   Household Size   Taxable Income
  1 $19,320
  2 $26,130
  3 $32,940
  4 $39,750
  5 $46,560
  6 $53,370
  7 $60,180
  8 $66,990
     
 

If you have any questions about our eligibility requirements, please email us at trio@wvc.edu

TRIO SSS Application Process

Complete our online application here

Or, if you prefer, you can download a PDF of our application.