Student Support Services "Fast Forward Program"


What is TRiO?

Quinsigamond Community College's TRIO program, FAST FORWARD, is a federally funded program that provides first generation, economically disadvantaged college students, and students with disabilities the support and services needed to achieve academic success.   The program is funded to serve 140 students.  There is an application process! Quinsigamond Community College students interested must meet federal guidelines (first generation, economically disadvantaged, and students with disabilities) to be accepted in program before services are rendered.

Academic Advising

TRIO staff meets regularly with students to review and support a career and academic plan in order for students to complete a program of study at Quinsigamond Community College and/or transfer to a four year institution. TRIO staff members discuss academic goals, help plan class schedules, assist with early registration and offer guidance throughout the semester.


The following services are offered through Quinsigamond Community College's TRIO Student Support Services:
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Tutoring (Math & English)
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Educational and Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Transfer Counseling, etc.


The TRIO office has tutors on staff to supply your tutorial needs.  Please stop by the office or call for more details about the TRIO Student Support Services program.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

TRIO staff works with you to secure financial aid by providing assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): application, renewal process, and potential reinstatement due to probation or termination. Staff will help you search for eligible scholarships and assist with completing scholarship applications and a tutor will review essays.

Staff Contact Information

Joseph Adams, Program Director
p. (508) 854-4593
f.  (508) 852-6943 
Ricky Frazier, Program Counselor 
p. (508) 854-4503
f.  (508) 852-6943 
Denise Means, Program Assistant
p. (508) 854-4458
f.  (508) 852-6943  
For any questions or additional information, please email us at
670 West Boylston Street, Box 50
Worcester, MA 01606
Office Location: Administration Building Room 170A, Main Campus