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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 (Campus Map)

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

4700 Morris NE, Tom Wiley Building, room 101
(Campus Map)

Phone: (505) 224-4375, option 2

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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.

Fall 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, September 16

Test Anxiety and Preparation

9:00-10:30 a.m.

MS 215

Friday, September 23

Learn How to Learn: Having Fun with Science

1:00-2:30 p.m.

MS 215

Friday, October 7

Chemistry Survival Skills

10:00-11:30 a.m.

MS 215

Friday, October 21

Money-WISE: Beliefs, Budget and Scholarships

9:00-10:30 a.m.

MS 215

Friday, October 28

Mindfulness and Relaxation

9:00-10:30 a.m.

MS 215

Friday, November 11

Your Strengths – Doing Your Best

9:00-10:30 a.m.

MS 215




Friday, September 30

CNM to UNM Transfer Walkabout

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

UNM Main Campus  

Friday, October 7

Fall Gathering

12:00-2:00 p.m.

SSC 100 Cafeteria

Friday, November 4

New Student Orientation

12:30-2:30 p.m.

SSC 100 Cafeteria

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.