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CSU-Pueblo TRiO Program renewed at $1.4 million over 5 years

Release Date: July 21, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

719.549.2810

Press Release

PUEBLO – The federally funded Student Support Services (SSS) program at Colorado State University-Pueblo has been renewed for $1.4 million over the next five years to provide services that increase the college success of students who are low-income, first generation, or disabled.

The U.S. Department of Education will provide just over $300,000 in the first year of the grant (09/01/2015-08/31/2016), which will provide academic and other support services to 220 SSSS program participants to  increase their retention and graduation rates and to foster an institutional climate supportive of their success.

Program participants will benefit from services such as academic action planning, tutoring academic peer coaching, monitoring of student academic progress, academic success seminars, as well as academic, financial and graduate school advisement to enhance student postsecondary success.

CSU-Pueblo’s TRIO SSS was first established in 1971 and reflects the University’s commitment to providing educational opportunity to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The program also complements the institution’s efforts to increase student retention and graduation rates.​ 

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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