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 of the eligibility requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

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

  • Meet Income Guidelines: Family's taxable income for the last calendar year was less than 150% of the poverty level based on federal guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Student with a 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 (ARC).

In addition to at least one of the above criteria a student must also:

  • Be admitted and enrolled at the University of New Mexico Gallup student seeking a certificate or two-year 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.
    • *At this time, we are unable to serve undocumented students and we sincerely hope that regulations are reauthorized and laws will be updated to allow us to serve more deserving students. In the meantime, please reach out to Undocumented UNM for support and services.

Application instructions

  1. Complete the online TRIO/SSS application below.
    • 2021 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 2021 Federal Taxes.
    • If no 2021 Federal Taxes were filed, please complete the TRIO Income Verification Form which will be emailed to applicant
  2. Complete the 2022-2023 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, please complete paper applications and submit 2021 federal taxes at our office in Gurley Hall 1137.

TRIO/SSS Application


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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