TRIO at Ridgewater

TRIO at Ridgewater College

What We Offer:

  • A Pre-College Summer Program for New Entering Students
  • Effective Academic Advising
  • Monitor Academic Progress and Academic Goal Setting
  • Individual Academic and Career Planning
  • Peer Mentor Group Study Assistance in Specific Courses
  • FAFSA & Scholarship Information Assistance
  • Assistance in Transferring to Four-Year Colleges and Universities
  • Tours of Four-Year Colleges and Universities
  • Access to TRiO Technology​ (short-term laptop and graphic calculator loan program)

Note: Many of the above services are provided in coordination with other campus services.

  • A U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements for Federal Financial Assistance
  • Enrolled at Ridgewater College in a two-year degree or accepted for enrollment in a two-year degree program at the college for the next academic term
  • Willmar - Room A144
  • Hutchinson - Room 105

The TRIO Student Support Services program at Ridgewater College is made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (base award = $237,143).

Thomas Tie

Thomas Tie
(320) 222-8072

Kim Boysen

Kim Boysen
Advisor - Willmar
320) 222-8073

Terry Grinde
Advisor Hutchinson
(320) 234-8650

Darla Fischer

Darla Fischer
Administrative Assistant
(320) 222-8075