The Student Support Services program at Patrick Henry Community College began in 1988. It is a grant funded program through the U.S. Department of Education through Title IV and is commonly referred to as one of the "TRIO" programs which serves first generation (student's whose parent(s) did not graduate from college), low-income and/or students with disabilities.
The "TRIO" programs began in 1965 with passage of the Higher Education Act and originally included Educational Talent Search (for middle school students), Upward Bound (for high school students), and Student Support Services (for college students). These programs provide academic, financial, and other assistance to help first-generation, low-income students complete high school and enroll in and/or complete college. The U.S. Department of Education has expanded the "TRIO" programs to include Math & Science Upward Bound, Veterans, Upward Bound, the Ronald E. McNair Postgraduate program, and Educational Opportunity Centers. The Student Support Services program at PHCC is funded to serve 225 students each year with a grant of $318,050 per year.
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