Getting Ahead

We dedicate ourselves every day to our students and their success. We know that our programs work, and we'll help you get where you want to be. It's as simple as that.

With programs for students in elementary school through graduate school, we are prepared to help you every step of the way.


TRIO Works!

Our TRIO programs have helped nearly 10,000 students pursue and earn their college degrees.

We know you're always looking toward graduation day, and we want you to get there with the confidence and knowledge you need to be successful on the job or in graduate school.

Special Services/TRIO

The Department of Special Services is home to TRIO, a group of federally funded programs that help first-generation and low-income students reach their full academic potential. At UL Lafayette, we've been providing these services since 1972 and have helped nearly 10,000 students as they pursue a college degree. Right now, our programs serve nearly 2,000 students throughout Acadiana and at the University with free services to those who qualify.

We believe in an early start, so we work with students in the sixth grade and continue through a doctoral education.

As a TRIO participant, our services will help guide you to academic success. We will listen carefully and provide answers to give you the best opportunities while pursuing your degree and preparing for your future career. We feel very strongly about the services we offer and the environment that we provide. Our doors are always open and our staff is always ready to serve.

Our Services

  • Free tutoring
  • Academic counseling
  • Academic success workshops
  • Graduate school planning
  • Peer mentorship
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Computer lab access
  • Grant aid opportunities
  • Major and career exploration

Our Programs