Learn about TRiO from our students

Shane Pacheco, SFCC student
Starting my first semester of college I didn’t know what to expect or even how I was supposed to get through the semester. It felt really intimidating going to classes where people sounded more educated than me; everyone was asking questions and seemed like they didn’t have a problem. I didn’t know where to turn for help with financial aid problems, tutoring, and finding reliable study space and computer labs. Then I was told about TRiO; I thought it was just like any other program until I got accepted into the program and realized it was so much more than just that. It’s an environment where I feel confident, empowered, and more optimistic from the friendly environment making me feel comfortable to the amount of support that the staff provides. They help with long term goals as well as short term, and I am grateful for this program because I feel more confident that I can complete my goals in furthering my education with the help of the TRiO team.


TRiO is a federally funded grant program to support eligible Santa Fe Community College students. The program services income eligible, first generation students and students with disabilities.

Eligible students who are committed to their college education and will to participate will be offered enriched services designed to help them meet their educational goals.

What Does TRiO Offer Students?

Academic Advising and Educational Planning
Academic Support
Personal Advising
Social and Cultural Activities
Assistance with scholarship applications
Computer Lab and Private Study Spaces
Connection with other Students

Applications for the program are available in room LL313, downstairs in the West Wing. For more information visit here, email trio@sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1364.

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