Welcome to TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO SSS is a federally funded program that works with University of Maine students who are first-generation, income-eligible, or have a disability. TRIO SSS provides personalized support, advising, and mentoring throughout your college career at UMaine.  

If you are interested in Student Support Services, please contact us 207.581.2320 or email um.sss@maine.edu. Or complete this online application and a TRIO Student Support Services staff member will follow up with you. Learn about our staff here.

Download our TRIO SSS brochure (in PDF format).

Available Services

At the core of all services provided is your TRIO SSS advisor. Your advisor is your advocate and ally while you are a student at UMaine. Your advisor’s goal is to provide you whatever assistance possible to help you achieve your degree, so you never have to wonder who to contact or where to go when you have a question or problem. 

To reach your TRIO SSS Advisor, simply reply to the emails or text messages they have sent.  If you can’t find those or can’t remember who your advisor is, call our main office at 581-2320. The services your advisor provides vary depending on your needs.  Below are some of our services, and how to connect with them.

  • Supplemental Academic Advising
    • TRIO SSS Advisors do not take the place of your academic advisor, however, they can help answer questions about registration, and academics.  
  • Individual Tutoring
    • TRIO SSS students interested in tutoring should contact their TRIO SSS Advisor to begin the process.  PLEASE NOTE- sign up for individual tutoring has ended for the Fall, 2017 semester.  We will resume sign up for tutoring for the Spring, 2018 semester after course registration.
    • Math tutoring by appointment- any TRIO SSS student can schedule an appointment with our professional math tutor.  Almost all levels of math are tutored, including all levels of pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics.  To book an appointment, click here.
  • Peer Mentoring
    • For an ongoing mentor, TRIO SSS students should see their TRIO SSS Advisor.
    • For Drop- In Mentoring, no appointment is needed.  Stop by 104 East Annex Mon/Wed 2pm-4pm.
  • Personal Counseling
    • TRIO SSS students wishing to schedule appointments with our counselor, Cindi Peterson, can call our office at 581-2320, email cassandra.l.alley@maine.edu, or stop by our office at 125 East Annex.
  • Budget and Financial Education
    • TRIO SSS Advisors can help answer questions and refer you to campus resources to answer any questions you may have.
  • Scholarship Information
    • Your TRIO SSS advisor can help give some direction on scholarships.  We also co-sponsor an annual Scholarship Fair to connect all UMaine students with community resources each April.
  • Financial Aid Counseling
    • Trio SSS hosts FAFSA workshops each Fall and Spring to assist students.  Individual TRIO SSS Advisors can also help answer questions about financial aid, or connect you with campus resources.