TRIO SSS Program

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Our mission is to guide, support, and retain our students so that they may successfully graduate from Bloomfield College as knowledgeable global citizens.

TRIO SSS is a comprehensive academic support program that assists primarily first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled students to navigate through higher education and graduate within six years. Services include individualized academic coaching, advising, educational workshops, financial literacy support/grant aid, cultural activities, career, graduate school assistance, and an array of academic resources.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant was first awarded to Bloomfield College in 2000 and is now refunded through 2025. TRIO SSS is funded to serve 160 undergraduate students annually through the United States Department of Education's TRIO programs. For more information on TRIO programs, visit: U.S. Department of Education

Program Information
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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a comprehensive academic support program whose mission is to guide, support, and retain its students so that they may successfully graduate from Bloomfield College as knowledgeable global citizens.

All services are provided free of cost to program participants.

  • Academic & personal coaching
  • In-house and online tutorial services
  • Career counseling
  • Financial aid assistance and advocacy with Student Financial Services
  • Financial literacy education
  • First Year Mentor Program
  • Student computer lab
  • Assistance in exploration of course offerings
  • Financial aid advising & award letter review
  • Graduate school & professional school planning
  • Assistance in completing federal and state financial aid applications
  • Cultural and social events
  • Recommendation letters
  • Financial assistance through the SSS Grant
  • Textbook, Laptop, Calculator Loans
  • Monitoring of academic progress

Participants admitted to the TRIO program commit to:

  • Regularly attend monthly one-on-one coaching sessions with TRIO staff
  • Participate in academic and professional development programming until graduation from Bloomfield College
  • Attend at least two TRIO-sponsored events
Eligibility and Admissions

Student must:

  • Be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Bloomfield College.
  • Be in need of academic support
  • Be any of the following:
  • “First-Generation” college student (neither parent(s) holds a four-year college degree)
  • Income eligible - your family taxable household income is at or below federally determined guidelines
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability

The Bloomfield College TRIO SSS application is available!

To apply, download the application or apply online. The downloaded application can be emailed to or dropped off at the SSS Office in the Bloomfield College Learning Resource Center, Room 107.

Note: Admission to the program is not guaranteed. Completed applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. If admitted, you will be contacted regarding the steps needed to finalize your enrollment in the TRIO SSS program.
Meet our Staff

TRIO SSS staff are available to answer questions about eligibility, services, and the application process.

Celeste Walden-Kelley
TRIO SSS Office Manager/Academic Coach
973-748-9000 ext. 1170
Paul LaTorre
Adjunct Lecturer, TRIO SSS Senior Academic Coach
973-748-9000 ext. 1167
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TRIO SSS Academic Coach
973-748-9000 ext. 1262


Contact Us

Please contact the Bloomfield College TRIO Student Support Services for more information.

Bloomfield College
Learning Resource Center, Room 107
Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1170
Fax: 973-429-7528

On Campus:
Learning Resource Center, Room 107

Mailing Address:
467 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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