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You may qualify for TRIO if:

  • You are a citizen or national of the United States, or meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
  • You are a Helena College degree seeking student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per regular semester, or has the objective of completing 18 or more credit hours per year, or are accepted at Helena College in the next academic term with the intention of doing one of the two previously mentioned types of attendance.
  • You are in need of academic support, as determined by this program, in order to successfully pursue a post-secondary educational program.
  • You meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • First Generation College Student: Neither of your parents or adoptive parents earned a Bachelor's degree before you were 18 years of age.
    • Qualify as income challenged per federal guidelines. Verification of taxable income is necessary by submitting a copy of the previous tax year's 1040/1040A/1040EZ forms or by providing documentation from the Helena College Financial Aid office.
    • You have a disability or are registered with the Accessibility Services. If you have questions or unsure, contact Helena College Accessibility Services at 406-447-6952 to obtain the guidelines for receiving accommodations.

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