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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services provides assistance to qualifying students who plan to graduate from CNM and then transfer to a four-year institution.


Student Support Services is one of eight federally funded United States Department of Education TRIO grant programs serving low income, disabled and First Generation college bound students who are determined to succeed in college.

Main Campus

1401 Basehart Road SE,
BT #4

Find us on Main Campus near the corner of University and Basehart, across from Student Services Center (Campus Map).

Phone: (505) 224-4375, option 1

Montoya Campus

We are located at 4700 Morris NE, Tom Wiley Building, room 101. (Campus Map)

Phone: (505) 224-4375, option 2

Triple Your Chances of Graduating

"Participants in the TRIO Student Support Services are three times as likely to earn a bachelor's degree compared to their peers who receive a Pell Grant without TRIO services." —Armesto, Edward J. and McElroy, Maria; TRIO and Upward Bound: History, Programs, and Issues-Past, Present, and Future; The Journal of Negro Education 1998

TRIO support services include:

  • Academic, career and personal coaching;
  • One-on-one tutoring in English and math;
  • College success workshops and educational activities;
  • TRIO computer lab and study area;
  • Cultural and educational events;
    Student leadership opportunities;
  • Networking and support from people with similar goals and challenges.

If you are interested in learning more about the TRIO experience, browse our Student Testimonials or read the list of Famous TRIO Participants.

Summer 2016 Workshops and Events


All workshops are open to all CNM students, so invite your friend(s). If you would like to eat during session, feel free to bring your lunch.


Friday, June 17

Study Skills for Math and Science with Calculator Tips

1:00-2:00 p.m.

MS 211

Friday, June 24

Chemistry Survival Skills

1:00-2:30 p.m.

SRC Study Room

Friday, July 22

Your Strengths – Doing Your Best

9:00-10:30 a.m.

MS 205

Friday, August 5

College MoneyWISE: Beliefs, Budget  and Scholarships

9:00-10:00 a.m.

MS 205




Friday, June 24

TRIO New Student Orientation-Main

9:00-11:00 a.m.

SSC 100          

Friday, June 24

TRIO New Student Orientation- JMMC

1:00-3:00 p.m.


Friday, July 8

CNM to UNM Transfer Walkabout

9:00-1:00 a.m.

UNM Main Campus

*Friday, July 22

Music at the Zoo: Tito Puente Jr.

6:00-9:00 p.m.

ABQ BioPark

*TBD Rail Runner Santa Fe Day Trip TBD Santa Fe Railyard

University Visits

Central New Mexico Community College will be hosting visits from 4-year universities throughout the term:

  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • New Mexico State University
  • The University of New Mexico
  • New Mexico Highlands University
  • New Mexico Tech

Please check the CNM Calendar of Events for specific dates and times to visit with a representative and start the university transfer process.