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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 trio@wvc.edu with any questions during the application process.

Complete our online application here

Or you can download a PDF of our application.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of our online application, check out this video

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 trio@wvc.edu:

      Wenatchee Campus  
  TRIO SSS  
   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 https://fafsa.gov/. 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.

The Financial Aid Office will email a copy of your award letter to your WVC student email address. The award letter is often titled “Financial Aid Notification”. If you are unable to find the letter, you may check your Financial Aid portal here. You may also reach out to the WVC financial aid office and/or TRIO for assistance.

Our application is completely fillable, meaning you can type in your information and save it to your computer. If you cannot print and sign your application, you may type your name in the signature field and we will have you sign a paper copy at a later date. You may email your application and supporting documents to trio@wvc.edu.

 

 

If you are completing your application in your web browser’s window (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, etc.) the application may not save properly. Please download the application first and save it to your computer before filling it out. Then, open the application on your computer to complete and save it. If you have difficulty, you may reach out to us at trio@wvc.edu for assistance.

 

Yes. You may submit your application without providing your social security number at the time that you apply. Simply state that you wish to leave it blank at the time that you submit your application. However, we will need this information to complete your application. You may wish to send your application over encrypted email instead. Alternatively, we may call you for this information and/or obtain it from you over Zoom.

 

We are required to list one of the five listed races for each student within our program, even if they indicate that they are Hispanic or Latinx/a/o. Please select whichever race feels most appropriate for you.

 

Unfortunately, because we receive 100% of our funding from the U.S. Federal government, we are only able to accept students that are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents at this time.

 

To meet the eligibility requirements, a student must document their disability with the WVC Director of Student Access. However, if you meet any of our other eligibility requirements (i.e., first-generation student and/or low income) you are still welcome to apply.

 

No. To respect student privacy, we do not request any information about the nature of a student’s disability. If you indicate that you have a documented disability on the application, we will ask for your permission to verify this with the Director of Student Access, but will not ask any information about your disability itself.

 

TRIO SSS at WVC accepts students into our program all year long. We do not have a specific deadline to apply. However, we are limited to 140 participants each year.

A first-generation student is anyone whose parents/guardians have not completed a four-year degree, such as a bachelors. You are still considered a first-generation student if your parent/guardian has attended college, but not completed a four-year degree. If a parent/guardian has completed a four-year degree, you may still be eligible if you have a documented disability with our Access Coordinator and/or meet the federal low-income guidelines.