Prior to submitting either an online OR paper 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 Jurisdictions
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $7,710 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $9,645 for Alaska; and $8,865 for Hawaii.
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding 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 poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 19, 2023 and are effective as of January 19, 2023.