Eligibility for TRIO/SSS Services

The Student Support Services (SSS) component of CFAR provides grant-funded services for students enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs who meet income and/or disability criteria determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

In order to be eligible for the services, you must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program,
and meet the following family size and income criteria*:

Family Size 48 Contiguous States, D.C. and Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $18,090 or less  $22,590 $20,790
2 $24, 360 or less $30,435 $28,005
3 $30,630 or less $38,280 $35,220
4 $36,900 or less $46,1250 $42,435
5 $43,170 or less $53,970 $49,650
6 $49,440 or less $61,815 $56,865
7 $55,710 or less $69,660 $64,080
8 $61,980 or less $77,505 $71,295
More than 8 add $6,270 in TAXABLE INCOME for each family member $7,845 $7,215

*effective Jan 31, 2017 until further notice

Over 20% of UNH students are eligible for Student Support Services based upon family income. In addition, students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program who have documented learning disabilities or other documented disabilities may be eligible for SSS. If you have ANY questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Center for Academic Resources.

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 22, 2015.


UNH TRIO SSS is funded by the US Department of Education and the University of New Hampshire. In 2016-17 federal funding totals $328,779. The University of New Hampshire contributes an additional $83,527 in matching funds. The project is funded to serve 200 students in 2016-17.