TRIO Application Part I

By completing this application, you are demonstrating your interest in becoming a participant in the TRIO Achievement Program at Knox College, a TRIO Student Support Services project funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Education. Submitting this application does not guarantee admission into the program or provision of services. Please visit for more information about the TRIO Achievement Program.

The application process consists of two parts:

1. This online application
2. Verification of eligibility

Please note: Financial eligibility for TRIO during the 2023-24 academic year is based on 2022 taxable income (after deductions) and household size. A link to the TRIO Eligibility Verification Form will display upon completion of the TRIO application. For additional details on federal income guidelines, please visit "Am I TRIO?" page found at

The online application usually takes 15-20 minutes to complete. Incomplete applications CANNOT be saved and returned to at a later time. If you are concerned about time, you are encouraged to develop your responses in another program (Word, Google Docs, etc.), then paste them into this application when finished.

If you have any questions, please contact Risa Lopez, Executive Director of TRIO and McNair Programs, by email at or by phone at (309) 341-7776.