Student Support Services

What is Student Support Services?

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. SSS was established to provide opportunities for undergraduate students to receive assistance to improve academic skills. These skills will enable you to successfully meet your goal of earning a college degree. Participation in SSS provides personal and academic enrichment for those who face economic, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.

What can SSS do for you?

As a member of SSS, you will be paired up with your own SSS Academic Advisor. Individualized advising appointments for enrollment are tailored to your specific personal needs according to your life and schedule. If you are required to enroll in remedial classes, you are given priority enrollment into SSS sections of beginning algebra, supplemental math /college algebra courses, and supplemental writing/Comp I paired English courses. You will also have access to academic and life skills workshops, SSS math and writing tutorial labs, financial literacy workshops, cultural trips, and graduate school visits.

Do you qualify for SSS?

You may qualify for Student Support Services if you have an academic need, are a U. S. citizen or have a permanent resident card, working towards your first bachelor’s degree, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You have parents who did not pursue four-year degrees
  • You meet federal guidelines for having an economic need
  • You have a documented learning or physical disability

To apply to this program, stop by the Student Support Services Office in Room 431 North Shepler.