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TRIO Student Support Services

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Quinsigamond Community College's TRIO Student Support Services program, FAST FORWARD, is a federally funded program that provides support and services needed to achieve academic success. The program is funded to service 140 students. All interested students must apply for acceptance into this program.

Interested students must meet federal guidelines to be accepted into this program:

  • First Generation
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Students with disabilities

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.

The following services are offered through TRIO Student Support Services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Tutoring (Math & English)
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Educational and Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Transfer Counseling, etc.

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 a tutor will review essays.

Please contact us for additional information:

  • Stop by office 170A (Administration Building)
  • Call 508.854.4458
  • Email triosss [at] qcc.mass.edu

Download a TRIO Student Support Services Program Application

(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.)