skip to main content columnskip to left navigation

Student Support Services

TRIO Programs (TRIO)

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded TRiO program, offers free tutoring as well as other types of academic support to students who qualify for the program.


In order to be eligible for tutoring and other services through SSS, a student with academic need must be working on their first Bachelor's Degree, attend ETSU and be a U.S. citizen (or receiving federal funds to attend college). Students must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • First generation (neither parent has completed a four-year degree program)

  • Income eligible

  • Documented disability

If you would like more information, please stop by our office in the Culp Center room 318 or call 423.439.5396.

Student Support Services is a federal TRIO Program serving students who qualify for the program.  To complete the application, students must submit a copy of the most recent tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040EZ, or equivalent) of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who claim(s) the student.  Applicants who are considered Independent studetns (those age 24 or older, married, or with dependents) must submit their most recent tax return.  For those who did not file taxes this year, please follow the instructions on the application. 


If you think you qualify and are ready to apply, please apply
online or call us at 423.439.5396 for print and mail instructions.

       To complete the online application, please have your family's most recent tax returns ready to upload as a pdf or jpeg, 
or provide an accurate income amount if
your family did not file a tax return.

If you are qualifying with a disability, you can submit your documentation either as a pdf or jpeg in this application,
by mail, or at your intake appointment.

Apply Online



If you are a returning participant with
TRIO Student Support Services at ETSU,
please submit an Academic Check-Up form
(formerly known as a "Green Folder")
each academic year -
or during the year as your needs change.

Update Online





As part of the national response to the coronavirus outbreak, most ETSU employees are now working from home, but we're still ready to serve you.  If you are seeking services or need to reach the TRIO Student Support Serves personnel for any reason, please call our office at
(423) 439-5396
or email .   To contact one of our staff members directly, please see our directory.  

Many questions about services and help for ETSU students are answered on the

Emergency on-call staff for Student Life, the Counseling Center, and Housing and Residence Life     may be reached             through            
Public Safety at    (423) 439-4480. 




TRIO-SSS Inclement Weather Policy

During periods of inclement weather the University often remains open. Review the University Inclement Weather Policy here:

If the University is open, the SSS office and SSS Tutoring Lab will remain open as well. Students are advised to avoid undue risk when traveling to campus. If you decide it is unsafe to attend your tutoring you must call our office at 423-439-5396 to notify the staff about your absence. Failure to call our office before you miss your session will count as an absence. If classes are canceled, all tutoring will be canceled as well. We will do our best to offer makeup sessions, but they are not guaranteed.

 Like us on Facebook (ETSU Student Support Services Link at top) or follow us on Twitter (@ETSU_TRiOSSS) for up to date schedule changes.



icon for left menu icon for right menu