TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO consists of seven educational opportunity programs funded by the Department of Education to provide motivation and support for traditionally underrepresented students within the arena of higher education.  Student Support Services is one of those seven programs.

TRiO: Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services at Craven Community College encourages academic excellence and student success by providing intrusive and proactive academic services designed to empower students to address and overcome access challenges to higher education and gain an understanding of how to be successful in the college environment. The program focuses on meaningful and continual educational planning, goal setting initiatives that position students for transfer/graduation pathways and career success.

Mission Statement

TRiO Student Support Services at Craven Community College is committed to creating and maintaining a supportive environment for low income, first generation and disabled students that encourages academic excellence & integrity, student success, and individual responsibility through leadership and service.


Eligibility for TRiO Student Support Services is determined by federal regulations.

Students must be:

  • Highly motivated to graduate from Craven and/or transfer to a 4-year institution.
  • Committed to their academic success.
  • Enrolled full time in a Certificate or Degree program.
  • Pell Grant Eligible.


To apply for the TRiO Student Support Services program, download and complete the TRiO Application Form. You may also obtain and/or complete an application by visiting a TRiO Student Support Services Office:

Upon receipt, your interest form will be reviewed for eligibility. Eligible applicants will be invited to complete a program application and to schedule a brief intake interview to determine program admission.

TRiO Program Services

The TRiO Student Support Services program consists of several key components:

  • Academic, Career & Personal Advising
  • Financial Literacy, FAFSA Assistance & Scholarships
  • Tutoring & Supplemental Instruction
  • Transfer Assistance & College campus visits
  • Admission & Financial Aid planning for transferring from Craven to a 4 year institution

All services are provided at no cost to TRiO SSS students


TRiO's Facebook Page

Financial Aid Resources

Financial Aid and Scholarships -
Free Application for Federal Student Aid -
College Foundation of North Carolina –
College Fish -
National Student Loan Database System -

Academic & Learning Support Resources

Career and Transfer Center -
First Year Experience -
Academic Skills Center -
Library Services -
Campus Life and Student Engagement -

Contact Information

TRiO Student Support Services
Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Fax: (252) 638-1279

New Bern Campus
Office: Student Center, Room C117
Phone: (252) 638.1236
Havelock/Cherry Point Campus
Office: Redd 132 (Wednesday only)
Phone: (252) 444.1043

Program Staff

Jennifer Bumgarner, Director -

Nicole Mena, Tutoring Coordinator -

Delta Geisinger, Administrative Assistance -

Camille Cooper, Academic Support Specialist -

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