How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the TRIO/SSS Program at the University of New Mexico-Gallup Branch. We are happy you are here. The TRIO/SSS Program and the Lobo Academy Summer Program is open to students who meet at least one eligibility requirements listed below.

TRIO/SSS Application

Eligibility Requirements

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is available to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student: Neither parent has a bachelor's degree*
    • *Note: A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree by your 18th birthday. This means that you are the first in your family to attend a two-year and/or four-year college/university to earn an associate’s and/or bachelor's degree. Being first-generation is a very proud accomplishment.
  • Low-income according to federal guidelines
  • Have a documented disability: Student has a documented disability that substantially limits the individual's participation in educational experiences and opportunities offered by the University, as determined by the Accessibility Resource Center .

In addition a student must:

  • Be admitted and enrolled at the University of New Mexico Gallup student seeking a degree.
  • Have an academic need for the program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident from the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.

    Application instructions

    1. Complete the online TRIO/SSS application.
      • Upload first page of 2022 Federal Taxes. For dependent students: if you were required to report your parents’/guardians’ income information on the FAFSA, they will need to submit their 2022 Federal Taxes.
      • If no 2022 Federal Taxes were filed, please complete the TRIO Income Verification Form.
    2. Complete the 2022-2023 & 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    3. Submit all official high school and college transcripts to UNMG Admissions office.
    4. If you cannot complete the online form, you may download and return completed paper applications and first page of 2022 federal taxes to:
      • University of New Mexico – Gallup
        TRIO/ Student Support Services
        705 Gurley Avenue Gallup, NM 87305



    Applications are reviewed every week. You will be contacted via UNM email and mail with the decision of your application. If you have any questions, please call the TRIO/SSS Office at 505-863-7751.


Office hours:

Monday - Friday:
8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (505) 863-7751

Location: Gurley Hall 1137

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