Eligibility for TRIO/SSS Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides exclusive 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 $19,140 or less  $23,925 $22,020
2 $25,860 or less $32,325 $29,745
3 $32,580 or less $40,725 $37,470
4 $39,300 or less $49,125 $45,195
5 $46,020 or less $57,525 $52,920
6 $52,740 or less $65,925 $60,645
7

$59,460 or lesss

$74,325 $68,370
8 $66,180 or less $81,465 $74,910
More than 8 add $6,720 in TAXABLE INCOME for each family member $82,725 $76,095

*effective Jan 15, 2020 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 disabilities may be eligible for SSS. 

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 18, 2018


UNH TRIO SSS is funded by the US Department of Education and the University of New Hampshire. In 2017-18 federal funding totals $336,998. The University of New Hampshire contributes an additional $85,673.72 in matching funds. The project is funded to serve 200 students in 2017-18.