Eligibility Requirements for the IMPACT Program

logo for the IMPACT program at Cowley CollegeTRIO—IMPACT is a federal grant program.

Participants must qualify to apply for the program.

Eligible students must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • Meet income guidelines
  • Have a documented disability
  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent has earned a Bachelor’s degree)

Students must also plan to graduate from Cowley and transfer to a four-year institution.

Have an academic need.

Enroll in a minimum of 12 hours per semester.


The Student Support Services IMPACT Program serves 160 participants. Of the 160 participants, at least 67% must meet income guidelines nd be a first generation college student or have a documented disability. The remaining 33% can be first generation, meet income guidelines or be a student with a documented disability only. There may be times that a student must be put on a wait list due to their particular category being full. Total amount of grant is $297,204.00 per year.

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