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TRiO Academic Support Available to Eligible Finlandia Students

August 17, 2009

TRiO LogoHANCOCK, MI - New students enrolled this fall at Finlandia University may qualify for a full range of academic support services through the institution's TRiO Student Support Services program. All services are free to those who qualify.

Fully funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant, the TRiO Student Support Services program annually provides up to 180 eligible Finlandia students with academic counseling, tutoring, career assistance, copy center services, a laptop loan program, and a variety of other services.

Students may be eligible for TRiO Student Support Services if they are first generation college students, have financial need or a disability.

Finlandia students eligible for (TRIO) Student Support Services are first generation college students (neither parent has completed a four-year degree); and/or have financial need (as determined by an individual's or family's taxable income); or have a documented physical or learning disability; and have academic need.

Academic need includes, but is not limited to, any of the following: a high school or college GPA below 3.0; a composite ACT score of 20 or lower; an earned GED; a student who has been out of school 5 years or more; an undeclared major; no clear career goals; single parent status; or a need for personal counseling.

For more information and to find out if you qualify, call 906-487-7296 or visit the TRiO Student Support Services office in Nikander 11 on the campus of Finlandia University.