Application & Eligibility

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If you are interested in applying for the TRIO SSS program you must…

  • Complete an application by submitting one online or Contact the TRIO office in the Counseling Center for a printed application or call 661-763-7812.
  • If you meet eligibility criteria, the TRIO SSS program will contact you to schedule an intake appointment. This appointment usually takes about 1/2 hour and you will meet with our Program Director who will explain all the benefits of becoming a TRIO SSS student and what that entails.
  • Once you complete the intake process, you will be accepted into the program and you can start enjoying the benefits of being a TRIO SSS student at Taft College.
  • Attend one of our SSS Program Orientations.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a first-generation college student. This means that neither of your parents have a bachelor’s degree
  • Be income eligible according to the federal income guidelines
  • Be enrolled in a Certificate or Associates level program and have the goal of transferring to a university to obtain a bachelor’s degree