TRIO Services
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TRIO Services

TRiO Services (what we call Strategies To Achieve Results - S.T.A.R.  on campus) is a federally-funded intensive support program currently serving 160 students. TRiO serves as a centralized location for its participants, assisting them with the necessary tools to be successful. Our mission is to provide support outside of the classroom to assist students in persisting each year towards graduation and/or transfer to a four year college.


To be eligible for services, students must be pursuing a degree full-time at Jefferson, be in need of academic support, and meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or naturalized citizen

And one of the following:

  • Be a “first generation” student (neither parent nor guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have a documented disability
  • Meet TRiO income guidelines

Services include

  • Professional and peer tutoring in English, reading, and math
  • Academic advising
  • Career, transfer, and personal counseling
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Need-based scholarships
  • Study area equipped with computers
  • Summer Bridge (new students) Runs beginning of July through mid-August. M-Th, 9am-1pm.

STAR Resources

Professional and Peer Tutoring in English, Reading, and Math

  • STAR students appreciate the intensive level of support provided by our professional tutors in the areas of English, reading, and math.
  • STAR professional tutors meet daily with students to provide one-on-one support preparing for exams, reviewing essays, and reinforcing course topics.
  • In addition to one-on-one professional tutoring, STAR also hires peer tutors to be available as needed.

Academic Advising

Counselors meet with students each semester to review graduation requirements and assist with registration.

Career, Transfer, and Personal Counseling

  • STAR counselors want to make sure students feel good about the degree they are pursuing and are aware of the necessary requirements.
    • Career Exploration: 1 credit hour course will help students confirm a career choice or may lead them in a new direction! Students use career software, self assessments in personality and interests, learning styles, skills, abilities, and values.
  • STAR assists students to identify transfer schools and admissions contacts, explain articulation agreements, and help submit applications to ensure a smooth transmission beyond Jefferson.
  • STAR offers personal counseling to students struggling with everyday situations that may impact their college performance. In some cases, we may refer to a community agency to meet individual needs.

Financial Aid Counseling/Financial Literacy

STAR encourages students to apply for financial resources and reminds students when it is time to renew their applications for the following year.  STAR also incorporates a financial literacy course that all STAR students take as part of our program.

Need Based Scholarships

STAR has money reserved to award need-based scholarships to students that are Pell eligible and participate in program services.

Study Area Equipped with Computers

STAR has a private lab attached to our office equipped with computers, a printer, and a quiet study space.

Summer Bridge for New Students

Summer Bridge is designed for new students that place into developmental reading and/or English. This program gives a student the opportunity to “bridge” the gap between their current academic abilities and the start of college level coursework. The course work is free!

The only cost to the student is the textbook. In addition to classroom lecture time, students participate in math, information and computer literacy, career exploration, and college readiness workshops. In addition, need-based scholarships will be available to students that complete the Summer Bridge program.

How to Apply

  • Complete the online application.
  • Meet with a counselor to discuss your needs
  • STAR will verify your eligibility for the program
  • If you are accepted, you are eligible to receive services immediately



TRiO/Strategies to Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.) Program

Deans Collaborative Learning Center
Building 15, 1st floor
(315) 786-2288
Hours of Operation: Monday–Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Strategies to Achieve Results (S.T.A.R.)
A Student Support Services Project
Funded by a US Department of Education TRiO Grant