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TRIO SSS Services

What activities and services does a TRIO SSS project provide?


A Student Support Services project must provide the following services:

  1.  Academic tutoring, directly or through other services provided by the institution, to enable students to complete post-secondary courses, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects.
  2. Advice and assistance in post-secondary course selection.
  3. Information on both the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  4. Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students, including financial planning for post-secondary education.
  5. Activities designed to assist participants enrolled in four-year institutions of higher education in applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in, graduate and professional programs.

A Student Support Services project may provide the following services:

  1. Individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic matters provided by assigned counselors.
  2. Information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students participating in the project with the range of career options available to the students.
  3. Exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available to disadvantaged students.
  4. Mentoring programs involving faculty or upper class students, or a combination thereof.
  5. Securing temporary housing during breaks in the academic year for students who are homeless children and youths or were formerly homeless children and youths; and foster care youths.
  6. Programs and activities as described above that are specially designed for students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education, students who are individuals with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are foster care youth, or other disconnected students.

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 Last Modified 5/20/24