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Metropolitan State University provides three distinct programs to improve the access, retention and graduation of targeted students. Our commitment is to improve academic success and college confidence.
TRIO: Upward Bound - a federally-funded program (U.S. Department of Education) which serves first-generation and limited income high school students at Washington Technology Magnet. Our commitment is to improve academic success and college confidence for high school students to gain preparedness and access to college.
TRiO:Student Support Services - a federally-funded program (U.S. Department of Education) which serves first-generation, limited income and students with disabilities who are enrolled at Metropolitan State University as degree-seeking undergraduate students. Our commitment is to improve the retention and graduation through structured and enhanced academic support.
Power of YOU (Bridge-Scholars) - a state and foundation-funded program, which provides financial and academic enhancement support for students transferring to Metropolitan State University from St. Paul College or MCTC Power of YOU programs.
Contacts for more information:
TRIO Programs and Power of YOU
Main Center: Founder's Hall 240 (St. Paul Campus)
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000
Office Manager/Scheduler: Katrinka Jack, 651-793-1525
Director: Andrew Cseter, 651-793-1524
TRiO SSS Coordinator: Jennifer Bindner, 651-793-1505
TRiO Counselor (veteran's focus): Tom Boylan, 651-793-1519
TRiO Counselor (tutor/academic skills focus): Deborah Foster, 651-793-1525
Financial Aid Specialist (FH 143): Gayle Yamry, 651-793-1453