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Student Success Center

2nd Floor Powell Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services logoTRIO - Student Support Services is a federally funded program which is available to UMFK students who meet guidelines determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Student Support Services office is committed to assisting students to achieve the best possible academic and personal experience at UMFK. Our mission is to support low income, first-generation, and/or disabled students, under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act, who have potential to meet the challenges of higher education by strengthening and developing their academic and self-management skills. Our focus is to insure that our participants in the program have a realistic chance to persist in school and graduate from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. To accomplish these objectives, we provide services to enhance students' academic success, personal skills, and social skills. Providing services in these areas corresponds to the University's mission to prepare students for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy.

Students who can partake in the TRIO – Student Support Services must meet one or more of the criteria below.

  • First Generation – First out of mom, dad, parent or legal guardian to earn a bachelor’s degree
  • Limited Income – Meet federal guidelines for low income 
  • Disabilities – Qualified individuals with disabilities that fall under Federal law, the Rehabilitation Act of 1993, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Maine Human Rights Act established the rights of individuals with disabilities.