Academic and career development

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Serving Students for 27 Years

The TRIO Student Support Services Program at Bay College provides opportunities for academic and career development for first-generation or low income college students, or college students with disabilities. To take advantage of the TRIO services, stop by HUB 815 and schedule an appointment today.

Mission Statement

The TRIO Student Support Services program at Bay College provides an accessible, approachable, and student-centered environment that enhances the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of first generation, low income, and disabled students. Continuous academic, personal, and cultural development is at the forefront of our many services, including academic and career coaching, financial guidance, and peer and professional mentoring. Our passionate and committed staff strives to ensure that every student recognizes his or her unique potential, regardless of one’s socioeconomic background. We support and guide students from their point of entry through graduation and/or transfer to a university and beyond, building their confidence and self-worth every step of the way.

  • First year and transition experience programs
  • Peer and professional mentoring
  • Academic coaching and mentoring
  • Workshops focusing on study skills, test-taking, life design, and other subjects
  • Tutoring services in math, writing and reading, and general education courses
  • Information and assistance in applying for federal student aid
  • Financial and economic literacy training
  • Assistance in applying for admission to 4-year institutions
  • Study skills assistance
  • Academic advising (assistance with course and major selection)
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Field trips (cultural, educational, social)
  • Grant aid
  • Social and leadership opportunities through TRIO Club, campus events, and service projects

The TRIO Student Support Services Program is funded through a five-year grant authorized by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2018-19, the federal amount of $321,779 was received or 89.3% of the budget and $34,400 or 10.7% was funded by Bay College.


Tutoring is a free service to enrolled Bay College students and is usually provided by trained peers who successfully completed the course work and/or were recommended by an instructor.

A student needs to complete a request for tutoring form available at the Student Success Center located in the HUB, or the Student Success Center (SSC) at Bay West.

TRIO Hours

Fall and Winter
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
  • Friday - Sunday: Closed