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Grant Program Summaries

TRIO Student Support Services

Funder: United States Department of Education
Amount: $1,416,060
Funding Period: 9/1/2005-8/31/2010

The Student Support Services (SSS) 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 the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of the participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Services provided by the program include:

  • Instruction in basic study skills
  • Tutorial services
  • Academic, financial, or personal counseling
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in four-year institutions
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in graduate and professional programs
  • Information about career options
  • Mentoring
  • Special services for students with limited English proficiency
  • Direct financial assistance (grant aid) to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
August 11, 2015
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