TRIO Fast Track Program

Fostering Academic Support and Transfer.

What is TRIO Fast Track?

TRIO Fast Track stands for Fostering Academic Support and Transfer. Our purpose is to help degree-seeking students complete their degree at KC and then assist them in transferring to a four-year university. There are 160 spots available each year.

Who is eligible to apply for TRIO?

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents with any of the following criteria may qualify:

  • First-generation college students (neither parent completed a four-year degree)
  • Students who qualify under low income guidelines for federal financial aid
  • Students with disabilities

How can I join?

Fill out the application below or stop by Student Support Building (SS) Room 123 to meet the staff and complete an application. If you are unsure if you qualify please talk with us! You may call (903) 988-7590 to find out more information.

Online Forms:

Apply online for the Kilgore College TRIO Program


Calendly Links:

TRIO Office Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays

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Mission Statement and History of TRIO

Our purpose is to assist degree seeking students in completing their degree at Kilgore College and then assist them in transferring to a four-year university.

History of the Program:

TRIO was first introduced in 1968 under the Higher Education Act. TRIO referred to three programs: Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services. These three programs were designed to assist eligible students to begin and complete a post-secondary education

Upward Bound was created by the Educational Opportunity Act of 1964 which was originally the War on Poverty statute. Upward Bound was created to help eligible people and veterans prepare for higher education. Talent Search programs serve young people in grades six through twelve to better understand their educational opportunities and options. When the 1968 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act created Student Support Services and transferred Upward Bound out of the Office of Economic Opportunity into the Higher Education Act, the TRIO label was born.

In 1972 the EOC was added and in 1986 the Mc Nair Scholar Program was created. Five programs currently reside under the original title TRIO. Here at Kilgore College we are proud to be a recipient of the Student Support Services grant known as Trio Fast Track. This enables us to help eligible students achieve success at Kilgore College and transfer to a four-year university.

Lab Hours and Tutoring Schedule

Lab Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to noon

TRiO Tutor Schedule:

See the TRiO Learning Specialist in SS 126 for more information or schedule changes.

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For information about TRIO:

Bindy Tice
Director, TRIO Programs (EOC, SSS, UB)
Title IX Coordinator
(903) 988-7590
Student Support Building (SSUPP), 124
Heidi Everett
Assistant Director, TRIO
(903) 988-7592
Student Support Building (SSUPP), 122
Jobeth Morris
Administrative Assistant II
(903) 988-7591
Student Support Building (SSUPP), 123
(903) 988-3712