How to Qualify and Apply

To qualify for the TRiO Students Support Services Program, you must ... 

  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Attend NIC at least half time and working toward an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree. (Preference is given to full-time students, but students attending at least half time are welcome to apply.)
  • Be able to complete an associates degree and transfer within 4 years.
  • Plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.
  • Have an academic need, and
  • Meet one of the following three criteria set by the Department of Education:
    1. Financially limited, according to federal criteria.
    2. A first generation college student (neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree).
    3. A student with a documented disability.

To apply please, 

  1. Complete the program Application Packet. Be sure to print out a copy for your records.
  2. Print out and complete the Income Verification Form.
  3. Return all documents to the TRIO Office in the Student Union Building, second floor.
  4. If you have questions or would prefer to apply in person please contact us at (208) 769-5979call us or come to the TRIO office in the Student Union Building, second floor.