Providing well-rounded support to qualifying students

For some students, a college education is a dream that might seem out of reach. At Waubonsee, you can make your dream a reality, and our TRIO/Student Support Services (TRIO/SSS) team can help.

The TRIO/SSS program provides holistic academic, career, financial literacy, tutoring and cultural events, and provides well-rounded support for our students. And since TRIO/Student Support Services is among the federally-funded TRIO programs, all services are provided at no cost.... which means participation is free!

What is TRIO/SSS?

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We are a grant-funded program providing well-rounded support for our students. All TRIO/SSS students fall into at least one of the following three categories:

  • Be a first-generation college student (your parents or parent you reside with, or legal guardian(s) did not receive a four-year college degree);
  • Qualify as a low-income student;
  • Have a visible/invisible disability protected by Federal law.

In addition, eligible Waubonsee students will:

  • Have a need for academic support services
  • Plan to earn an Associate Degree or Certificate at Waubonsee Community College
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident

Complete your TRIO/SSS application today!

Program Services

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Our advisors work with each student to create a specific combination of services that meet individual needs.

  • Academic planning, course selection, and registration assistance
  • Support in negotiating life's challenges
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid and obtaining scholarships
  • Financial literacy (understanding budgeting, credit, etc.)
  • Career exploration
  • Transfer advising (for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution)
  • FREE college visits
  • FREE individual and small-group tutoring
  • Workshops on a variety of topics
  • Opportunities to attend cultural events
  • Attend a FREE Great Beginnings (COL 100) custom section with TRIO/SSS students only

* Requires mywcc Student Login

Contact us any time!

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to help you with the application process and give you more details about the program.

Contact Info

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TRIO/Student Support Services
Sugar Grove Campus
Student Center, Room 209
(630) 466-5767

Our Staff

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  • Andrea Egle, Manager
  • Lori Rabehl, Tutor Coordinator
  • Erika Iñiguéz, Educational Advisor
  • Octavio Escalante Aguirre, Academic and Career Advisor
  • Ellen Caskey, Administrative Assistant
  • Charlene Ryan, Professional Tutor
  • Frank Perez, Professional Tutor
  • Tacarra Ford, Professional Tutor