JU TRiO SSS participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents pursuing their first bachelor's degree. Participants must be incoming or currently enrolled JU students. Program participants must demonstrate academic need for services and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First generation college student (neither parent graduated from college or university with a Bachelor's Degree).
- Meet specific U.S. Department of Education income guidelines.
- Have a documented learning or physical disability registered with the Student Life office.