To qualify for TRIO Student Support Services, an applicant must

  1. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident,
  2. Meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements:
  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent completed a four-year degree) and/or
  • Fall within the low income guidelines (150% of poverty level) and/or
  • Have a documented disability

Applicants must also demonstrate academic need to qualify for services.

Application Procedures

First-time college students and transfer students are welcome to apply for TRIO SSS. Apply online using our Online TRIO-SSS Application or download and complete the TRIO SSS Student Application (pdf).

Submit your completed form to the TRIO SSS office using one of the following methods:

  • In Person: Decker Hall 240
  • Email:
  • Fax: (218) 755-4116
  • Mail:
    TRIO Student Support Services
    Bemidji State University, Box 22
    1500 Birchmont Drive NE
    Bemidji, MN 56601-2699

Once your application is received, staff will review your information to determine whether you are eligible for our services. We will notify you via your BSU email account.