Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Trio logoStudent Support Services is a federally funded TRiO program, which acts as a bridge linking faculty and students. Our mission is to "increase retention and graduation rates among program participants by providing comprehensive, individualized academic support." 

Students qualify for Student Support Services if they meet one or more of the eligibility requirements and have an academic need. The program is funded to serve a limited number of students.  Although applications are processed immediately, students may be placed on a waiting list.

Eligibility Requirements

  • First generation: Neither parent nor guardian(s) have earned a four-year college degree 
  • Income eligible: Receiving a Pell Grant is an indicator that student meets federal income guidelines
  • Student with a disability: Can document a disability that significantly interferes with academic performance
     

New first-time freshmen students who are accepted for services are required to meet the following conditions during their first year to be retained in the program: 

  • Submit a Grade Report signed by faculty each semester prior to the last day to drop a class
  • Submit an Academic Plan for the next semester signed by academic advisor each semester prior to finals week
  • Meet with an SSS Advisor at least once each semester

AND successfully complete the following Fall Semester Freshman Transition requirement during the fall semester of their freshman year:
           University Foundations transition course which includes participation in the SSS Mentoring Program.


Sophomore and continuing students who are accepted for services are required to meet the following conditions to be retained in the program:

  • Submit an Academic Plan for the next semester signed by academic advisor each semester prior to finals week
  • Meet with an SSS advisor at least once each semester
  • Upperclassmen with a GPA of 2.0 or below must submit a Grade Report 

The goal of SSS is to facilitate student success by: 

  • Partnering with students, faculty, and staff
  • Assisting qualified students with their transition to higher education
  • Offering opportunities for academic development
  • Motivating students towards graduation, productive careers, and lifelong learning

 To get the most up-to-date information, please call our office at (308) 865-8988 and talk to our staff.