Service Eligibility

Interested students should contact the SSS department to receive application materials. Students must qualify as first-generation (neither parent or guardian received a bachelor's degree) AND low income (see current income guideline below), first-generation only or have a documented disability (as supported by documentation submitted to the Disability Services Office). Two-thirds of LHUP's SSS program must include first-generation college students who meet federal income guidelines. One-third of the total population of students with documented disabilities must also qualify as low-income.

Important information for students with disabilities:

Federal TRIO Programs

Current-Year Low-Income Levels

(Effective January 28, 2015 Until Further Notice)

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions



































For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.

* The term low income individual means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015. (See .)

Prior year income guidelines

This information comes directly from the Federal Government site.