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The eligibility requirements for the TRIO SSS program are determined by federal guidelines.

To be eligible, students must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and
  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate and
  • Be accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled at Wenatchee Valley College in a college-level program and
  • Intend to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a bachelor's degree and
  • Not already have a degree from a four-year college or university
In addition to the requirements above, our students must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has graduated from a four-year college or university) OR
  • Be low-income (according to federal guidelines*) OR 
  • Have a documented disability and are registered with the Special Populations Coordinator

*Refer to the Federal Low-Income Guidelines Table below. For families with more than eight members, add $6,720 for each additional family member.
Note: "Taxable Income" is different than Adjusted Gross Income. If you have any questions or difficulty locating Taxable Income, please reach out to us at 

                                   Household Size   Taxable Income
  1 $19,140
  2 $25,860
  3 $32,580
  4 $39,300
  5 $46,020
  6 $52,740
  7 $59,460
  8 $66,180

If you have any questions about our eligibility requirements, please email us at

TRIO SSS Application Process

Download our TRIO SSS fillable application here.