TRIO Program - Student Support Services (SSS)
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the SSS program provides comprehensive academic support to low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities to increase their retention, graduation and transfer rates.

Services include:

  • Personalized academic advising and monitoring
  • Tutoring services
  • Financial aid information and application assistance
  • Transfer information and assistance
  • Financial literacy information
  • Early registration
  • Personal and career development

To be eligible a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and
  • Have an academic need or educational disadvantage, and
  • Have completed 30 college units or less, and
  • Be low-income, or
  • Qualify as a first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree), or
  • Have a documented disability or
  • Be a Veteran of the Armed Forces

For more information, contact the SSS program at (951) 222-8312 or

TRIO Program – Upward Bound Program
Upward Bound is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income households, and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of post-secondary education.

Services Include:

  • After school tutorials at their respective high school.
  • College and university visits to expose students to opportunities available to continue their education beyond high school.
  • Summer program courses where participants are immersed in college preparatory classes while earning high school and/or college credit.
  • Parent workshops where the parents of Upward Bound students are given valuable information to help their students succeed in high school and beyond.
  • Saturday Academies where students receive instruction on how to prepare for SAT/ACT as well as AP and CHSPE tests. Participants also participate in workshops that include goal setting, study skills, career awareness, college applications, and financial aid.

Student Eligibility:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be considered low-income based on the Department of Education’s Income Guidelines.
  3. Qualify as a first-generation college student (neither parent has a college degree).
  4. Have an academic need or educational disadvantage
  5. Be currently enrolled at Jurupa Valley, Rubidoux or Patriot high schools.
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to completing high school and a potential for college success.

For more information, please contact the Upward Bound Program at (951) 222-8948.