OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Parent Information

Welcome #UWFamily!

We know you have worked hard to help your student get to the University of Washington and we appreciate and applaud you!  We are honored to welcome you to the UW Family!

In the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, we strive to support your student throughout their time at the University of Washington, from finding and gaining admissions into their major all the way to graduation.  It is our pleasure and privilege to support your student as we endeavor to always provide resources and sound guidance on your student’s academic journey. 

If you have specific questions regarding your child, we are more than happy to speak with you.  However, be aware that, as per the FERPA privacy requirement, you must have a Release of Information form signed by your child on record with the appropriate department.

We wish you and your family the best as we embark on the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Washington. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Ann Vu Loveridge, Interim Director of the TRIO SSS Program.  I may be reached via our main reception desk at 206-543-7132.

Welcome to the Husky Family!  Go Huskies!

TRIO SSS Services

  • Academic Counseling
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Career & Graduate/Professional School Counseling
  • Tutoring and Instructional support in areas of Writing, Math, and Biology
  • First Year Seminar Courses (STEM, STEM-lab, Writing and Tools for Success)
  • Pathways to Research, Internship, and Job Opportunities
  • OMA&D Endowed Scholarship

Income Verification

As a federally funded TRIO program, Student Support Services is required to provide documentation of a student’s eligibility for the program to the U.S Department of Education and implement the TRIO regulations that state two-thirds of the students served must meet federal low-income guidelines. If your child is a dependent student (Parental income was reported on the FAFSA), then you will need to fill out our TRIO SSS Income Verification Form. This information will be used only to determine or verify eligibility for the TRIO Student Support Services program. Student Support Services assures that all family and student information is kept confidential and is never passed on to any other agency. The U.S. Department of Education provides more information about TRIO and eligibility requirements online at

Financial Aid Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Who is considered a parent?

A legal parent includes a biological or adoptive parent, or a person that the state has determined to be your parent (for example, when a state allows another person’s name to be listed as a parent on a birth certificate). Grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, older brothers or sisters, widowed stepparents, and aunts and uncles are not considered parents unless they have legally adopted you.” On the FAFSA website, there is a table to determine whos information to provide on the FAFSA based on parents’ marital status. Check out their website for more information!

First Year Programs (FYP): Parent & Family Programs

Parents and families are vital partners of the University of Washington to help our students develop into independent and responsible future leaders. The mission of Parent and Family Programs is to provide a window into the student experience at UW, actively providing opportunities for families to engage and create their own University of Washington experiences, enriching not only the lives of students but the University community at large. Check out FYP’s Parent & Family Programs page for more information!