Apply for TRIO

Learn how to apply for TRIO Student Support Services.

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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. If you have questions about the program, please contact us at (505) 224-4375.

Applications are reviewed every week. You will be contacted via CNM email within 2 weeks of receipt of your application. If you have any questions, please call the TRIO Office at (505) 224-4375.

Why Should You Join? 

When you join TRIO SSS, you can:
  • Secure your own personal Achievement Coach who can help you navigate your way to a college degree and transfer to a university.
  • Improve your grades by working with TRIO tutors and who will help coordinate your individual needs.
  • Work with your TRIO Achievement Coach to plan a schedule to meet your transfer and career goals.
  • Gain a community of students on the college journey, attend workshops and community events.
  • Go on four-year college transfer tours at no charge.

Are You Eligible?

You can qualify for TRIO support services if you:

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

In addition, you'll be 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 bachelors degree from a four-year institution)
  • You have a documented disability