TRIO Programs

KCC has been selected by the U.S. Department of Education to administer three TRIO programs.

The TRIO Student Support Services program assists low-income, first-generation or disabled students who seek to earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree. More information is at

The TRIO Upward Bound Program assists students from Kankakee High School and St. Anne Community High School to overcome barriers and pursue a postsecondary education. Participants are low-income and/or first generation, and attend select area high schools. The program provides an academic year enrichment aspect and a summer component for students to live and study at Illinois State University in Normal. More information is at

The TRIO Talent Search program assists low-income and/or first generation college-bound students in grades six through 12 at at Kankakee Junior High School, Kankakee High School, and St. Anne Community High School. Services include academic and career counseling, college visits, tutoring and life skills services, financial aid presentations, information about college admissions requirements and available scholarships, and exposure to cultural events. More information is at