ACCESS/TRIO Student Support Services


ACCESS is a TRIO Student Support Services program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. ACCESS serves 440 students each year across CCRI’s four campuses and offers individualized support to students from acceptance into a program through graduation from CCRI. Services include academic, career, transfer and financial aid advising, and financial literacy. Professional tutoring also is available in several subject areas. Counselors offer workshops designed to address academic skill building and college adjustment. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in an associate degree program, and must meet one of the following criteria:  be the first generation in college (neither parent completed a baccalaureate degree), low-income, and/or have a documented disability. Students who identify as having a disability must have documentation on file with the Office of Accessibility, Inclusion and Disability Services at CCRI. For more information, contact 401-825-2305 or visit the Access Website.

ACCESS Plus/TRIO Student Support Services

Access Plus (Access+) is a TRIO Student Support Services program that provides individualized support to students who have a documented disability and are pursuing a degree at CCRI. Eligible students will receive  personal and academic counseling, career exploration, mentoring, academic coaching/tutoring, and financial guidance. The goal of Access+ is to help students successfully graduate and transfer to a 4-year college or university. All services are provided at no cost to Access+ students. Students with a documented disability on file with the Office of Accessibility, Inclusion and Disability Services who are enrolled in a program of study at CCRI, demonstrate an academic need for services and a strong commitment to their education are eligible for the program. For more information, contact 401-825-1037 or visit the Access Plus website.