TRIO History

TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. 790,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities - from sixth grade through college graduation - are served by over 2,800 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff.

More TRIO Information

Students who qualify for TRIO?

  • Must have a verified disability
  • Need for academic support services
  • Enrolled at PVC (main campus)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • First generation or low income
  • CA resident

TRIO Application


Contact Information:

Dagnino, Irma

Gonzalez, Irma

TRIO Director

Phone: 760-921-5552

Christina Dollinger

Dollinger, Christina

TRIO Administrative Assistant

Phone: 760-921-5451

Maria Lopez

Lopez, Maria

TRIO Counselor

Phone: 760-921-5534

Office: CS 113