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TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support ServicesTRiO Student Support Services has provided academic support to Pima Community College students since 2010. We strive to increase graduation, retention, academic standing and transfer rates for underrepresented college students who qualify for the program.

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Program participants receive

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Peer mentoring
  • Individualized academic tutoring
  • Assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications
  • University Campus Visits
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Community Services Events
  • Life & College Success Workshops
  • Semester laptop and graphing calculator rentals
  • Free Printing

To be eligible students must be

  • A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • First-Generation college student (neither parent has a Bachelor’s Degree)
  • And/or Pell Grant Eligible
  • And/or have a documented disability  
Program Application

If you think you qualify and would like to join the program, please fill out the TRiO New Student Application, download it, sign it and email it to pcc-trio-sss@pima.edu. You may also drop it off in person to our TRIO SSS Academic Success Center (Pueblo Building, room B-141 at Desert Vista Campus), or mail it to: 

TRiO Student Support Services
Pima Community College, Desert Vista Campus
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz
Tucson, AZ 85709-6060


TRiO Student Support Services is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Visit the Department of Education website for more information on TRiO.

Contact Information 

Phone: 520.206.5091
Email: pcc-trio-sss@pima.edu 

Academic Success Center Location and Hours 

Desert Vista Campus
Pueblo Building, room B-141
By Appointment
Monday – Friday / 8am – 6pm 

TRiO SSS (Student Support Services) Staff 

Carlos Gonzales, Jr.
Project Director
cgonzales@pima.edu
520.206.5323 

Olga Felix
Project Advisor
ofelix7@pima.edu
520.206.5083 

Yaritza Vasquez
Project Advisor
yvasquez4@pima.edu
520.206.5114 

Valerie Diaz
Administrative Assistant
vdiaz2@pima.edu
520.206.5091

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