Each year, Austin Peay State University’s TRiO programs assist almost 2,000 high school students, adults and veterans in their academic pursuits. Receiving almost $1.5 million in annual funding from the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO offers support to low-income, first-generation and adult students through four programs: Tri-County Upward Bound, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services and the Educational Opportunity Center.
Tri-County Upward Bound provides the same services to students in Cheatham, Houston and Stewart counties.
Student Support Services provides academic and personal support for APSU students, along with exposure to cultural events.
The Educational Opportunity Center assists adults pursuing post-secondary education or technical training.