September 1, 2014


The mission of TRiO Student Support Services at Mid-South Community College is to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible low-income, first generation, and/or disabled students; and to foster student learning and development, educational experiences, and community involvement.


To QUALIFY for Student Support Services:

•    You must be a U.S. citizen (or in the precess) or a legal resident
•    One or more of the following must apply to you:
1.    You are from a low income family (See table below)
2.    Your parents did not graduate from a four-year college
3.    You have a physical or learning disability
To APPLY for services:
Print out the Application and IEP from the Links to the right, and complete. When you come to turn it in, a counselor will go over your application, and will discuss the benefits and expectations of our program. You can find us in the Learning Success Center (LSC) across from the library.

There is no charge involved. Participants need only a strong commitment and desire to succeed at Mid-South Community College! Additional help that TRiO SSS provides can accelerate students on their way to success. For any questions please call (870) 733-6838.


Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels

(Effective January 26, 2012 until further notice)

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions



































For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $5,940 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,425 for Alaska; and $6,825 for Hawaii.

The term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 17, January 26, 2012, pp. 4034-4035.

Student Responsibilities

Being a participant in TRiO SSS requires a strong commitment. To be a member, and receive services each semester, you will agree to:

  • Attend all scheduled appointments with the TRiO SSS staff members
  • Call by 5 p.m. the day before if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment
  • Schedule and attend 3 to 4 counseling appointments each semester
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Have a probation meeting if GPA falls below a 2.0
  • Have an exit interview upon leaving the TRiO Student Support Services program
  • Enroll in Reading and Writing courses (required for freshmen, but strongly recommended for all students)



Nancy Hogan


Mellody Selph

Donna Shaull

Administrative Assistant:

Nettie Parr


Links & Forms

Laptop Checkout
– Must be completed yearly
Individual Education Plan – Must be completed each semester
Evaluation Form – Must be completed each semester
Volunteer Participant
TRiO SSS Scholarship