Quinsigamond Community College's TRIO Student Support Services program, FAST FORWARD, is a federally funded program that provides first generation, economically disadvantaged college students, and students with disabilities the support and services needed to achieve academic success. The program is funded to serve 140 students.
(Please note: Applications are accepted throughout the year; however, acceptance into the program is each fall semester only. All applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified when a slot becomes available.)
TRIO staff meets regularly with students to review and support a career and academic plan in order for students to complete a program of study at Quinsigamond Community College and/or transfer to a four year institution. TRIO staff members discuss academic goals, help plan class schedules, assist with early registration and offer guidance throughout the semester. Staff members also advise students on the general admission requirements set by four-year institutions.
Professional and confidential counseling is available to students who need a person to listen and to help. The following counseling services are offered through Quinsigamond Community College's TRIO Student Support Services:
- Career and Exploration
TRIO staff works with you to secure financial aid by providing assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): application, renewal process, and potential reinstatement due to probation or termination. Staff will help you search for eligible scholarships and assist with completing scholarship applications and reviewing essays.
The TRIO office also has tutors on staff to supply your tutorial needs. Please stop by the office or call for more details about the TRIO Student Support Services program.
Joseph Adams, Program Director
Ricky Frazier, Program Counselor
Denise Means, Administrative Assistant
Individuals requesting accommodations should contact Disability Services.
Email: disabilityservices [at] qcc [dot] mass [dot] edu