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TRIO Academic Services

TRIO is free and open to freshmen and sophomores demonstrating both academic need and academic potential. Priority is given to conditionally-admitted freshmen attending UAB for the first time during summer or fall semesters, and limited space is available for freshmen and sophomores already attending UAB. The reason for this is that TRIO attempts to select eligible students before they enroll for their first classes to help them avoid situations that might present academic difficulties.

To meet federal TRIO eligibility requirements, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Be seriously seeking a college degree
  • Demonstrate a need for academic assistance
  • Have a low taxable family income, be a first generation college student (which means the parent(s) or guardian(s) you lived with until you turned 18 does not have a four-year college degree), OR have a disability (All disabilities must be documented by an appropriate medical practitioner or state rehabilitation service).