Student Support Services

Program OverviewSSS Students

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a federally funded Trio program that is designed to provide supportive services to disadvantaged college students to enhance their potential. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. 

Benefits and Services

As participants in the program, students can take advantage of services and benefits such as: 
  • Academic tutorial services
  • Early registration
  • Advice on course selection
  • Financial literacy education
  • Financial aid assistance/counseling
  • Transfer assistance
  • Book loan program
  • College tours to 4-year universities
  • Mentoring program
  • Monthly workshops/information sessions
  • Summer enrichment program
  • Cultural activities
  • Career exploration

The SSS Program provides individualized support services in the form of academic guidance and support, social-cultural awareness, and basic skill building to assist participant in reaching their educational goals.  Each semester SSS students must participate in the following: Attend 2 SSS events, Complete financial literacy 101, Complete academic advising appointment and develop one semester educational plan, and Complete and return mid-semester progress report. 

Eligibility and Requirements

Interested students must be:
  • 1st generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
  • Low income (based on taxes or completed FAFSA)
  • Academic need
  • Completed less than 40 college units (transcript cumulative)
  • US citizen or permanent resident
  • If you would like more information on the application process (click here)

Group of Students

Program Events

SSS Events are provided to increase student’s academic interests and motivation to  transfer. Events are scheduled throughout the academic year. Each SSS student  will have an opportunity to participate in an event depending on their availability...(see more)