TRIO Student Support Services

Trio Student Support ServicesMission Statement

The TRIO Student Support Services program at Nebraska Methodist College is committed to fostering a student-centered learning environment, reflecting our core values of caring, excellence, holism, learning and respect by providing comprehensive and personalized services to empower historically underrepresented students to achieve academic excellence.

Program Benefits

  • Grant Aid & Scholarships - Each year, students in the program are eligible to receive grant aid and scholarship money if they meet the requirements.
  • Student Success Seminars - Success seminars are informative sessions that enhance students' capacity for learning and foster academic, personal and professional success.
  • Career and Professional Development - Students receive guidance in academic and career exploration. We provide individual or group guidance with resume writing, interview assistance, job search strategies and other support that will help students plan a successful transition from the college setting to a rewarding career. We also assist students with graduate school planning and preparation.
  • Assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarship Process - In conjunction with the Nebraska Methodist College Financial Aid Office, we are able to provide FAFSA workshops to help students complete their financial aid application. SSS Staff is also available to assist with the scholarship process.
  • Tutorial Services - Students looking to achieve academic success in their courses are eligible for free one-on-one peer tutoring with SSS Tutors, as well as professional tutoring with hired staff.
  • Social and Cultural Events - Students looking to expand their college experience beyond the classroom are welcome to join us for a variety of social and cultural events designed to build community and foster an appreciation and awareness of diversity.
  • Individual Coach and Advocate - Each SSS student receives an academic coach/advocate to help plan coursework and schedules and also determine personal, life, transfer and career goals.


To qualify for SSS, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States or meet residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
  • Be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at NMC
  • Have a need for academic support (as determined by NMC's SSS program)
  • Be seeking a 4-year degree (bachelor's degree)
  • Be a full-time student with at least 12 credit hours per semester or a part-time student who plans to graduate from their respective program within four years
  • Meet one or more of the following federal eligibility criteria:
    • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has a bachelor's degree)
    • Low-income (according to federal guidelines)
    • Have a documented (physical or learning) disability

Participant Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Attend an SSS Orientation as a new and returning student
  • Complete a needs assessment within 30 days of entering program
  • Complete a midterm meeting
  • In total, complete at least 4 meetings with Achievement Specialist/Assistant Director per semester

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Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson, PhD
Director, Student Support Services TRIO