The primary purpose of the IUPUI TRIO Student Support Services is to foster a supportive undergraduate experience that will increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and federal income eligible student participants through the provision of intensive services.

Welcome to TRIO Student Support Services, where our staff is ready to help you join a small campus community for select students. Whether you need tutoring to get you through a difficult class, assistance in planning your course schedule, help with financial aid, or just some advice, Student Support Services is here for you.



Personalized advising

You’ll work with one of two academic advisors in our office who will guide you through your entire college career, getting to know you throughout your time at IUPUI.

One-on-one tutoring

You will also have access to free one-on-one tutoring for almost any IUPUI course or subject that you will be taking.

Exclusive workshops

We offer customized workshops to fit your needs, including academics, personal wellness, financial aid, career and professional development, and graduate school preparation.



Student Support Services provides a space for students to feel at home amongst others within a busy campus. We help students find their place in a tight-knit community that will be their other home.


We offer peer mentoring for students to network within IUPUI.

Engaging events

Student Support Services hosts many cultural and social events and excursions throughout the year.



Student Support Services offers financial aid assistance to students in its program, ensuring that you can get your concerns addressed as quickly as possible with one-on-one support from advisors. Students can drop in for year-round financial aid advising, with special workshops offered in the spring for FAFSA advice.

Scholarships and Study Abroad

Our advisors can also help you discover grants and scholarships. These might be directly from the university or awarded from Student Support Services based on your eligibility. Student Support Services can even help you find resources to study abroad.

Housing Support

Student Support Services offers financial aid assistance for housing; with the Student Support Services housing grant, you can join our residential based learning community (RBLC) in the Riverwalk apartments.


You must meet one of the following requirement to join:

  • First-generation student (your parents never attended college)
  • Documented disability
  • Low-income (see current guidelines)

You must meet all of the following requirements: