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Apply to TRIO SSS

We accept 140 eligible students to join TRIO SSS at WVC every year. To apply, follow the steps below. Reach out to with any questions during the application process.

Download TRIO SSS Application

Questions? Check out TRIO SSS Application FAQ

1. Apply to WVC: Complete the WVC Admission Application and be accepted to WVC.

2. Apply to TRIO SSS: 
Complete a TRIO SSS Application, short essay response, and supporting documents (listed below). The attached PDF is fillable that can be completed on your computer. If you have difficulty completing this paperwork on your devices, please reach out to us via email. Forms may be mailed to the following address or emailed to

      Wenatchee Campus  
   Wenatchee Valley College   
   1300 Fifth Street  
   Wenatchee, WA 98801        

3. Supporting Documents: In order to complete your application, please submit a copy of the following documents to TRIO SSS:

  • HS transcript if less than 2 quarters completed at WVC.
  • If you are a permanent resident, attach a photocopy of your Resident ID card.
  • If you have attended other community colleges, include a copy of your unofficial transcripts.
  • FAFSA completion confirmation. Apply at Submit both documents below:
    • FAFSA Application or most recent tax return (for income verification)
    • Financial Award Letter from WVC

4. Interview (about 60 minutes): Once you have submitted all of the application materials and documents, we will review your application. Eligible students will be invited to an interview within approximately 5-7 business days. The interview is designed to learn more about you, your goals, and if TRIO SSS can support your goals.

5. Orientation: After your interview, we will schedule an orientation session (either one-on-one or in a group). This orientation will go through TRIO SSS services and our expectations of our students. We will also ask you to complete paperwork authorizing TRIO to access your academic records.

6. First Appointment: After your orientation, we will schedule your first check-in appointment. The goal of this meeting will be to touch base about your goals, make a two year academic plan, discuss strategies to help you succeed, answer any questions you have about transferring, and to help you start planning for your future. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A student’s dependency status is determined by government standards when you complete your FAFSA. Students who work and live on their own may still be considered “dependent” by financial aid. When completing your TRIO SSS application, put your dependency status as whatever the FAFSA/financial aid office has determined for you. If you are unsure, you may wish to consult this online guide provided by the Department of Education. You may also reach out to the WVC financial aid office and/or TRIO for assistance.