• Eligibility

    Over the course of an academic year, we provide services to 200 students who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

    1. First generation college student, which means that neither of the student’s parents has graduated from a four-year college or university;
    2. Low-income student, one whose taxable income falls within 150% of the poverty level as established by the Census Bureau.
    3. Verifiable disability or learning difference. 

    In addition to meeting one or more of the criteria above, an applicant must:

    1. be a US citizen;
    2. have earned a high school diploma or a G.E.D.; and
    3. be able to demonstrate a “need for academic assistance.”
  • Applying For Services

    1. The student must obtain an application from the SSS Office.

    2. The student must provide personal and vital information as requested on the application. The information is used to determine eligibility.

    3. Bring the application to the SSS office. Also, bring the required documentation to verify taxable income and/or disability, if not already supplied.

    4. Upon establishing eligibility, an appointment will be scheduled with a staff member for orientation to the program, where all services provided by SSS will be explained and additional assessments are taken.

    5. If tutoring is needed, a form will be given to the student to complete and have his/her instructor provide his/her signature plus a description of the problem(s) the student is having with the course.

    6. If other support services are needed, a counselor will refer the student to other services provided by the project, other on-campus offices, or other community resources.