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TRiO Learning Community

  • The TRiO Learning Community (TLC) Program, a federal Student Support Services Program at New Jersey City University, is funded by the United States Department of Education and New Jersey City University. This program is designed to provide support services to low-income, first-generation students and/or students with disabilities. 

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    The TRiO Learning Community (TLC) Program at New Jersey City University is known nationally as a federal Student Support Services (SSS) program.  TLC is a federally-funded TRiO program that provides opportunities for academic development, assists students in meeting basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Although nationally each program is different, we all share the same purpose: to retain and graduate the students we serve. 

    • TLC is a federally funded TRiO program committed to the success of first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities. Our mission is to: 
    • Inspire  students to believe that they can achieve academic success  
    • Develop their Desire to obtain the necessary skills, knowledge, and acumen to complete a post-secondary education 
    • Support students with necessary services in order for them to Persist until graduation 

     TLC participants graduate as polished and knowledgeable professionals ready to continue on to graduate school or as global citizens ready to conquer the competitive work force. 


    Program Eligibility:

    Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at New Jersey City University; be a U.S. citizen or National of the United States or meet the requirements for federal student financial aid; demonstrate academic need; and have at least ONE of the following apply to you:

    • You are a First-Generation College Student (neither of the student's parents have received a bachelor's degree);
    • You Demonstrate Financial Need (meet income requirements established by federal guidelines);
    • You Have a Documented Disability

    Student Support Services enrollment is limited. Students are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. All services are provided at no cost to participants.

  • Services Offered

    Academic Advising
    Academic Peer Tutoring
    Academic Coaching
    Graduate School Counseling
    College Success Workshops
    Cultural Enrichment Activities
    Financial Aid Completion Assistance
    Study Abroad Opportunities
    Career Guidance
    Reference Library
    Computer and Printing Access
    Personal Support
    Community Service Opportunities


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