Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Saint Augustine’s TRIO Academic Achievers Program is to provide first generation college students with the necessary skills to be successful in a higher education environment, by providing support to ensure academic success. The Academic Achievers Program is committed to promote and incorporate various pedagogy practices to enhance student learning experiences and outcomes by including culturally enriching content that is rigorous yet stimulating.