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Trio at UAFS


The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. 

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is home to four TRIO programs: Upward Bound Classic, Upward Bound Math/Science, TRIO SSS, and TRIO STEM. These programs serve high school students within the greater Fort Smith area, as well as, college students attending UAFS. Click below to find out more about the individual programs and how they can support you!


High School

Upward Bound Programs are  designed to help area high school students succeed in high school and post-secondary education through: career exploration, ACT preparation, financial literacy, college admission workshops, cultural enrichment activities, individual advising, and personalized tutoring.





Student Support Services provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to help participants remain in college and graduate strong.




Contact Us

Have questions about UAFS's Upward Bound or Student Support Services programs? Our team of TRIO professionals is just an e-mail or phone call away. Let us help you achieve your academic goals. 

Contact Trio SSS

Contact Trio Stem

Contact UBC

Contact UBMS