You can qualify for TRIO Student Support Services if you:

  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have an academic need while working toward your first associate's degree
  • Are planning to transfer to a four-year university and graduate with your associate's degree.

Enrollment in our program is limited.  Before completing your application for TRIO Student Support Services, please be certain that you are eligible.  The following questions will help to determine your basic eligibility.

Last Name *
First Name *
Middle Name
CNM ID number (010XXXXXX) *

1.  Are you a US citizen or permanent resident?  If your answer is no, you will not be eligible for TRIO SSS program services.

Please select *

2.  Have you already been awarded an Associate's or Bachelor's degree?  If your answer is yes, you will not be eligible for TRIO SSS program services.

Please select *

3.  Are you pursuing an Associate's degree?  If your answer is no, you will not be eligible for TRIO SSS program services.

Please select *

4.  Do you plan to transfer to a 4-year university or college?  If your answer is no, you will not be eligible for TRIO SSS program services.

Please select *

5.  Are you currently registered for classes at CNM?  If your answer is no, you will not be eligible for TRIO SSS program services.

Please select *

If your responses indicate that you meet our basic eligibility requirements, please proceed with the rest of the application.

If you are uncertain about your eligibility, please call us at (505) 224 4375 or email us at triosss@cnm.edu.

Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) *
Address *
Address 2
City *
State *
Local Zip *
Cell Phone Number *
CNM Email (@cnm.edu) *
Personal Email
What method of contact do you prefer? *
Gender *

The US Department of education requires us to collect data on ethnicity and race.

Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino? *

What is your racial heritage?  You must answer "yes" for at least one of the following.  You may answer "yes" more than once.

Are you American Indian or Alaskan Native? *
Are you Asian? *
Are you Black or African American? *
Are you white? *
Are you Native Hawaiian or Native to other Pacific Islands? *

Do you receive funding from any of the following sources?  Choose all that apply.
Social Security Disability Income
Social Security other than Disability
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Workforce Investment Act
Other (please specify)

Are you a first-generation college student?  In other words, while you were growing up, did none of your parent(s) or guardian(s) have a 4-year college degree?
Please select *

What is the highest level of education COMPLETED by the parent(s) or guardian(s) you grew up with?

Parent or Guardian #1 *
Parent or Guardian #2 *

Do you have a documented disability?

Please select *
If yes, are you registered with CNM Accessibility Services? *

Do you have a GED or high school diploma? *
If yes, when did you earn it, and at what school?
What is your current college grade level? *
What is your CNM program of study (major)? *
Are you currently attending a 4-year university in addition to your enrollment at CNM? *

Are you eligible for financial aid at CNM? *
Have you applied for financial aid at CNM this year? *
If yes, what type of financial aid do you currently receive?
Pell Grant
State grant
Student employment
Other (please specify)

CNM offers TRIO SSS program services at two locations. Please indicate your preferred location: *

What kind of assistance are you interested in receiving from the TRIO SSS program?  Choose all that apply.

Academic guidance
Course information and help with course selection
Learning strategies and study skills
Career counseling
Scholarship information
Financial education and budget management
Transferring to a 4-year college or university
Personal counseling and/or referral
Community and civic engagement activities


What device(s) will you use for the majority of your schoolwork?  Choose all that apply.

Desktop computer
Laptop computer
Library computer


Where will you connect to the internet to do your schoolwork? Choose all that apply.

At home
At a friend's or relative's house
At work
On campus, at the library or over CNM wifi

In order to maintain good standing in the TRIO program, participants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • attend a TRIO program orientation
  • meet once each semester with a TRIO Achievement Coach to develop and implement your educational goals
  • attend two TRIO-sponsored student success workshops per semester
  • attend one TRIO-sponsored event per academic year
  • keep all scheduled appointments with TRIO staff, or notify our office if you need to reschedule

Please check the box below to indicate that you have read these requirements, and agree to satisfy them in the event you are accepted into the TRIO program.

I have read and agree to these requirements.

How did you find out about CNM's TRIO Student Support Services program?

Have you previously participated in any of the following TRIO programs?  Choose all that apply.

Educational Talent Search
Upward Bound
Student Support Services
I have not previously participated in any TRIO programs
If you have previously participated, where and when?

Why are you interested in becoming a TRIO participant?

Please type your answer in this box: *

What TRIO SSS program resources do you think you will use the most?

Please type your answer in this box: *

Have you participated in any CNM student organizations or clubs, or in any organizations in your community?  If so, please list them.

Please type your answer in this box: *

Given that enrollment in the TRIO SSS program is limited, what do you think would distinguish you from other applicants?

Please type your answer in this box: *


The CNM TRIO Student Support Services program has a limited student enrollment. In the event of an opening, staff will contact you to schedule a selection interview appointment and will require additional information. Thank you for your interest in TRIO Student Support Services at CNM. This program is 100% grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education under the Higher Education Act of 1965.


By submitting this form, I certify that all the information I have provided is correct and complete to the best of my knowledge. I give permission for my CNM educational records (such as academic transcripts, degree plans, testing/assessment scores, and any other pertinent information related to my educational endeavors) to be released to the TRIO Student Support Services staff of Central New Mexico Community College.
I agree
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