TRIO Achievement Program

TRIO is a federally-funded student retention program that provides participating students with holistic, individualized support and comprehensive programming that promotes their academic success, personal development, and sense of community. Eligibility is based on family income and/or first generation status. Students with disabilities may qualify as well, if they meet the other criteria.  The program serves more than 160 students a year, with all services and activities free to those participating. 

Here are just some of the ways that students benefit:

  • Free, Two Credit Foundation Course
  • Access to TRIO Grants, Scholarships and Financial Education
  • Collaborative Academic, Career, and Financial Advising
  • Tutoring Services
  • Textbook and Technology Lending Program
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Graduate/Professional School Admission Assistance

For more information, please visit the TRIO Office on the lower level of Preus Library or send an email to the TRIO Achievement Program.


TRIO Students

You can request tutoring online through our TRIO Request a Tutor Form.

Review and download helpful handouts from our most recent TRIO workshops!

TRIO can also be your one-stop shop for learning about various on-campus resources

And finally, we can greatly enhance your college success through our extensive Resources for Students section.

Want to learn more?

Chances are, our TRIO brochure will answer questions you may have about who can benefit and what services and activities are available to participating students.

TRIO Featured in Luther Alumni Magazine

TRIO students work on applications during a drop-in Scholarship Day.

"The TRIO Achievement Program is a living and breathing example of the college’s commitment to student success and mission fulfillment.” Tammy Hove, TRIO Director. Read more

TRIO Featured Student

Learn fun facts and tips from a current TRIO participant.