ACE's TRiO Grant
The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) five year grant at Loyola University Chicago was first awarded in fall 2010 to serve eligible students who qualify as first generation students, low-income students, and students with documented disabilities. The program serves a minimum of 140 undergraduates annually. The project is housed in the Office of the Provost, and the Principal Investigator is Provost John Pelissero. For the 2012-2013 project year, the program was supported by $212,339 (46%) in federal funds and $252,615 (54%) in University funds.
The grant was awarded to increase the following four outcomes for Loyola undergraduate first generation and low-income students in addition to students with documented disabilities:
1. Good Academic Standing
2. Year-to-year Persistence
3. Six-year Graduation Rate
4. Enrollment in Graduate or Professional Programs