Prior to submitting either an online OR digital application, please review TRiO ETS's student commitment and program requirements to determine student and family eligibility for the program.
If you have any questions regarding student commitments and/or eligibility requirements, contact our office.
Program participants and students interested in joining our program will commit to the following:
The student's family (parent(s)/legal guardian(s)) meet the following Department of Education guidelines:
|Size of Family Unit||48 Contiguous States,
D.C. and Outlying Jursidictions
For family units with more than eight members, add the follwing amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,520 for Alaska; and $7,830 for Hawaii.
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceeding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The 2021 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 13, 2021. Federal Register notice was published February 1, 2021.