Student Support Services (SSS) aims to increase the academic potential of participants and are provided at no cost to eligible students. The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of college students who demonstrate academic need and who are either first-generation, and/or low income, and/or have a documented disability. This goal is based upon the belief that all students, regardless of age, family background, learning style, or presence of a disability, should have equal opportunity to reach their full personal, academic, and career potential.
Get Help Every Step of the Way
To be eligible for acceptance and qualify for the free services offered through TRIO SSS, students must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, demonstrate academic need, and meet at least one of the following:
- Be a first-generation college student and/or
- Demonstrate financial need (or low income status) and/or,
- Have a documented disability, including LD and/or ADD with documentation on file in the Access and Accommodations Center.
SSS monitors students' progress as they matriculate through their academic studies. Academic assessments are a key feature of this program in which each student is given individual advisement specific to their major and career aspirations.
Individual and Group Tutoring
Individualized tutoring sessions in multiple subject areas are offered to all of our participants. SSS has a great team of dedicated and personable tutors who strive to help each student excel academically.
Students have access to academically and culturally enriching workshops and sessions to learn how to become viable candidates for graduate programs as well as the work force.
Program participants have access to technology such as laptops and recorders which are available for check out. (*Please contact a TRIO staff member for details)
Financial Aid Assistance
Supplemental grants are available to eligible students. Furthermore, SSS actively inform students about other financial resources, including scholarships and fellowships for which they may be eligible.
Career Exploration and Development
Individualized action plans are created for each student based on their educational and career goals. Students are provided with information to assist them during their academic journey.