Updated 1/28/2022: BTC is open and operating on a normal schedule except: All Student Services departments are operating limited in-person services Monday-Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays are virtual services only. 

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services at BTC is aimed at helping students adjust to college life, succeed in classes, graduate with a degree or certificate, and start a career or transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

TRIO Student Support Services at BTC is 100% federally funded in the amount of $261,888 for the 2021-2022 year.

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Benefits of Joining TRIO

TRIO provides students with free resources and services such as,  

  • A personal coach, who helps students navigate the college process, find funding, and make the most out of their college experience
  • A supportive community of BTC students and staff members
  • Personalized academic tutoring in Math & English
  • TRIO Lounge with computers and a printer, as well as snacks
  • Cultural events and student leadership opportunities
  • Personalized support to help students successfully graduate!
  • TRIO graduation honor cord
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TRIO Eligibility

To qualify, students should meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • A US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled or plan to enroll full-time at BTC (12+ credits per quarter)
  • Working on their first college degree
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or other equivalent qualification for federal student aid

Additionally, students must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following:

  • Have limited income
  • Be a first-generation student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college)
  • Have a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability

If you have questions about eligibility or need assistance please email us at trio@btc.edu

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How to Apply

If you are interested in joining TRIO please fill out our online application and we will contact you to get you scheduled to meet with a coach.

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Contact Us

TRIO Staff


Kelly Vogel, Interim TRIO Director, Student Success Coach

Joanna Baxley, Interim Student Success Coach

Amy Redfern, Interim Project Assistant


Out until Mid-Fall:

Amy Navarro, TRIO Director


General TRIO Contact info


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Hours and Contacts

Regular Hours

BTC is operating remotely - email and calls only
M to Th: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
F: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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