TRiO Student Support Services

The University of West Florida Student Support Services Program is a Federal TRIO Program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program is designed to offer support services to 200 first generation college students, low income and disabled students. The program supports students in making the transition to university life through graduation and beyond.

Program Mission & Objective

 Student Support Services aims to help first generation college students, low income students and disabled students achieve a high level of retention, remain in good academic standing and achieve timely graduation.  

Program Application

Program Benefits

The program provides a challenging and supportive environment that is conducive to learning and personal/professional development. We offer students:

  • Individualized academic tutoring
  • Academic Advising
  • Personal support
  • Scholarships
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Cultural Events
  • Financial Literacy
  • Academic Enrichment

Welcome from the Director

The University of West Florida (UWF) has determined that your current hard work and academic achievements have afforded you the opportunity to join the Argonaut family!

It is with great excitement that the Trio Student Support Service (SSS) Staff awaits the opportunity to accompany you on a wonderful journey of personal growth, life skills and academic success; more pointedly, a degree from the University of West Florida.   

This journey, although exciting, will be filled with hard work, challenges and determination.  The journey will require you to attend class daily, understand new ideas, skip social events and develop strong study and time management skills. Sometimes the journey can become overwhelming.  The University of West Florida and the Trio SSS Staff is committed to your success, we want to assist you in reaching your academic and career goals.

Please take advantage of all of the services and opportunities provided by the SSS Program. From academic support, cultural growth, and scholarships; everything has been designed with your success in mind. We eagerly await the opportunity to join you on this wonderful University of West Florida journey.


LaTonya Wesley

Director, Trio Student Support Services