Student Support Services

Student Support Services TRIO is a Federally funded TRIO program. The TRIO programs were initiated by the Higher Education Act of 1965.  The original branches of TRIO were Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services.  The term TRIO was established to represent these three programs.


SSS TRIO provides support for students seeking academic development, and assists students with basic college requirements by motivating students toward successful completion of their college careers.


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Active TRIO SSS students at MSU Billings are invited to apply to the Angel Tree program.  This program helps struggling families provide holiday gifts for their children.  Simply complete an application and get it back to the main office by November 30th.  You can email your application directly to Stephen Stefan, fax it to 406-657-1667, or drop it off at Library 141.  Then be ready to pick up your unwrapped gifts during finals week (we will contact you when they are ready). 


Not sure if you’re an active student or not, just ask your mentor, email Stephen, or call us at 406-657-2162.


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