In order to qualify for TRIO SES or TRIO STEM, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Qualify as a first-generation college student (i.e., neither parent/guardian has received a four-year degree);
  • Meet the federal guidelines for low-income status; or
  • Have a documented disability and be registered with the KU Academic Achievement and Access Center.

Applicants must also:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • Be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled at KU as an undergraduate student pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree; and
  • Demonstrate academic need for services.
» Download the TRIO application

Applications for TRIO SES and TRIO STEM may be submitted at any time, and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Completed applications may be returned via fax or U.S. mail:

Fax: 785-864-5188
Supportive Educational Services
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd, Room 7
Lawrence, KS 66045

Following submission of your application, be sure to:

  1. Provide requested documentation after we reach out to you
  2. Check your email for notification of acceptance
  3. Schedule your intake interview with a TRIO advisor

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