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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

Montoya Campus

We are located at 4700 Morris NE, Tom Wiley Building, room 206. (Campus Map)

Phone: (505) 224-4000 ext. 51543

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 2015 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, October 2

Financial and Scholarships


SB 218

Thursday, October 15

Stress and Time Management


SB 102

Thursday, November 5

Math Anxiety


SB 102

Friday, November 20

Career Exploration


SB 102

Friday, November 20

TRIO New Student Orientation1


SB 132

 1 New TRIO participants admitted to program late summer 2015 and early fall 2015



Friday, October 16

TRIO Fall Gathering


Smith Brasher  Commons Area               

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.