Additional $20,000 Allocated to Aid TRIO Students at Southeast Missouri State University

Sep 2, 2020
Graphic by Ally Bruemmer, Southeast Arrow

The TRIO Program at Southeast is receiving a financial boost after a recent approval for an extra $20,000 to help students impacted by COVID-19.

 TRIO Program director Valdis Zalite said Southeast requested the funding in early August to provide for students on campus who were financially impacted by COVID-19. 

The request for the $20,000 allocation was supported by the Department of Education, according to Trent Ball, assistant vice president for Academic Diversity and Outreach.


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A recent College Board survey revealed that one year of college education can cost more than $45,000. With rates for higher education continuing to rise, high school students and their families often scramble to manage the financial responsibility.