How to Apply

How Do I Apply for the Program?

TRiO Student Support Services is federally funded to serve 160 participants. The TRiO program accepts about 45 students into the program before the start of the fall semester.  Preference is given to first year and new transfer students entering Rutgers.  Students returning to Rutgers may be given consideration based on individual needs. 

Students admitted into the program must attend the 5 day New TRiO Student Orientation and Writing Retreat beginning August 22nd to August 27th. We will be staying overnight at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill from Friday, August 25th to Sunday, August 27th. SAVE THE DATES!

New TRiO Student Orientation and Writing Retreat
Tentative Itinerary

Tuesday, August 22
3:00pm-6pm at Rutgers Camden

Wednesday, August 23
3:00pm-6pm at Rutgers Camden

Thursday, August 24
3:00pm-6pm at Rutgers Camden

Friday, August 25
Part 1: 9am- 1pm at Rutgers Camden
Part 2: 2pm-9pm Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill

Saturday, August 26
8am-8pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill

Sunday, August 27
8am-11am at Crown Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill



Eligible students may complete the online application.

Students may also visit the Student Support Services office in the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) of Armitage Hall, Room 231. After an application is reviewed, SSS staff will arrange for an interview. Every new student selected for participation must attend the Student Support Services Orientation. 


  • A student must be a U.S. citizen, a national, or otherwise a legal recipient of federal financial aid.
  • In addition, applicants must be first-generation college students, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability or an academic need for additional support. Click to view the Current-Year Low-Income Levels.

There is no cost to participate for students who qualify.  The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by Rutgers University-Camden.  The Rutgers University-Camden Student Support Services Program will ensure equitable access and participation to students regardless of their gender, race, national origin, color, disability, and/or age.

For additional information on the Rutgers University-Camden SSS Program, please contact the SSS office at (856) 225-6229.