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Contact Us!

Where To Find Us

TRiO-SSS is located in Padre Martinez Hall, Suite 140, on the UNM-Taos Klauer Campus.

TRiO-SSS Staff

Avelina Martinez
575-737-3697
avelina@unm.edu

Bella Rodriguez
575-737-6250
bperez@unm.edu

Alexis Laube-Manigault
575-737-3776
alaube85@unm.edu

UNM Taos TRiO-SSS Mission

We are committed to providing excellent academic advising and access to financial literacy education, college tours, cultural events, and workshops to empower TRiO-SSS participants to thrive in higher education.

We will increase the retention, transfer and graduation rates of TRiO-SSS partici­pants at The University of New Mexico-Taos by engaging participants in a student centered environment to assist in the learning of strategies to navigate college more skillfully and reach degree completion.

TRiO-SSS is funded 100% by the Department of Education Federal TRiO Programs.

Triple Your Chances of Graduating

“Participants in the TRiO Student Support Services are three times as likely to earn a bachelor’s degree compared to their peers who receive a Pell Grant without TRiO services.” ­–Armesto, Edward J. and McElroy, Maria; TRIO and Upward Bound: History, Programs, and Issues-Past, Present, and Future; The Journal of Negro Education 1998

TRiO-Student Support Services provides assistance to qualifying students at UNM-Taos

Qualifying students are either:

  • From income-eligible families. (If you qualify for a Pell Grant you probably qualify for TRiO.)
  • Or who are considered First Generation to go to college. Our TRiO grant defines First Generation as meaning that neither parent has completed a 4-year college degree. (Students whose parents have completed Associate’s or Certificates still qualify as First Generation for our program.)
  • Or students who have a documented disability.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.
  • Enrolled in either a Certificate or Associate Degree Program

As a federally funded US Department of Education grant program, a student must apply and meet eligibility guidelines to receive services from TRiO-SSS.