Apply to TRIO

Learn how to apply for TRIO Student Support Services.

If you have any questions, please call the TRIO Office at (505) 224-4375.

TRIO is funded to serve a limited number of students, so TRIO resources can only be offered to program participants. Students must apply and be accepted to participate.

Submit an Application

Applications are reviewed every week. You will be contacted via CNM email within two weeks of receipt of your application.

Program Benefits

  • Personal achievement coaches to help you navigate college and transfer to a university
  • TRIO tutors committed to helping you improve your grades by identifying your individual needs
  • Guidance planning your schedule in order to meet your transfer and career goals
  • Become a part of the TRIO community; attend exclusive workshops and events
  • Free four-year college transfer tours for TRIO SSS students


To qualify for TRIO support services you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have an academic need while working toward your first associate degree
  • Have plans to transfer to a four-year university and graduate with your associate degree

In addition, you are eligible for TRIO if one of the following applies to you:

  • You are part of an income-eligible family
  • You are a first-generation college student (neither of your parents or guardians graduated with a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution)
  • You have a documented disability

Student Participation Forms