Students are eligible for services from TRIO Student Support Services if they meet the criteria listed below:

  • a first generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has received a Bachelor's degree).
  • low family income (need to meet federal income guidelines).
  • if you meet the above criteria and have a documented learning or physical disability.

The TRIO Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program through the Department of Education. We are required to have on file certain information about our students. This information includes family income and educational status. Therefore, it is very important that you complete the following information and submit to Student Support Services as soon as possible. The information will be held in strict professional confidence and will be used to meet the program guidelines imposed by the Department of Education. THIS SUBMISSION MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A COPY OF YOUR PARENT'S 2018 TAX RETURN WITH THE STUDENT'S NAME LISTED ON THE RETURN. You may mail it in to the following address:

TRIO Student Support Services
ASU Box 32087
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

If you have any questions, please call 828-262-3046 and leave a voice mail* for Cathia Silver, Director of Student Support Services or email studentsupportservices@appstate.edu. (*We are currently working remotely and will respond to voice mail in a timely manner.) 

1) Reminder: Please make sure you mail or fax the required Income documentation as described above

2) First Generation Criteria (Required information regarding parent levels of educational achievement)

Click here to download a PDF to fill out, print, sign, and mail.