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.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant was awarded to Bloomfield College in the 2000-2001 academic year. Referred to on campus as TRIO SSS, the program’s focus is to empower Bloomfield College undergraduate students enrolled in the SSS Program to develop the skills necessary to graduate college. Services include individualized academic coaching, educational workshops, financial literacy support and an array of academic resources.

The Bloomfield College TRIO SSS Program is funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 160 undergraduate students at $247,584 annually.

SSS is part of the federally funded TRIO programs. For more information on TRIO programs, visit: U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO SSS is committed to providing comprehensive support services in order to to increase the college retention and graduation rates of program participants.

    All services are provided free of cost to program participants.

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

    Contact Christina Dilkes
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    Interim Director
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    Contact Celeste Walden-Kelley
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    Office Manager/Mentor
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    Contact Serge Vaval
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    Academic Coach
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    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

    Follow TRIO SSS on social media:

    Remind: text@bctriosss to 81010