TRIO Programs


FIU has a tradition of hosting the U.S. Department of Education TRIO programs designed to support the academic success of first-generation students. We have hosted TRIO programs since 1992 − 29 years! Our programs include:

  • Upward Bound
  • Student Support Services
  • Upward Bound Math-Science
  • Educational Talent Search
  • Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

These programs contribute to FIU being one of the largest producers of bachelor’s degrees of historically underrepresented students, including first-generation.

Student Support Services

Program provides opportunities for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their bachelor degree. The goal of SSSP is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. SSSP also may provide grant aid to current participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grant.

Learn more about Student Support Services

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare students from first-generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented groups for doctoral study. The FIU McNair Scholars Program is available to undergraduate students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Psychology. Named in honor of famed physicist and astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair, this Program aims to increase access to graduate study and strengthen diverse voices within academia. McNair Scholars have access to various resources, including funding, GRE preparation, personalized academic and career counseling, and are additionally eligible for summer internships, research opportunities, and conferences.

Read more about the McNair Program

Pre-Collegiate Programs

  • Upward Bound
  • Upward Bound Math Since
  • Educational Talent Search

Learn more about our pre-collegiate-programs