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. Click on this link to complete the program Application Packet online. 
NOTE: Estimated time to complete application is 10-20 minutes, Please have last year's taxable income information available, including the number of dependents claimed and yearly total. Be sure to print out a copy for your records. 


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.