WHAT IS THE STUDENT SUPPORT
SERVICES (SSS) PROGRAM?
The Student Support Services Program is one of
the federal TRIO programs and is funded 100% by the U.S. Department
The Student Support
Services Program is designed to—
(a) Increase the
retention and graduation rates of eligible students
(b) Increase the
transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year
(c) Foster an
institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income
and first generation college students and individuals with
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN
THE SSS PROJECT AT PCCUA?
A student is eligible to participate in the
Student Support Services project if the student meets all of the
(a) Is a citizen or national of the United
States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student
(b) Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment
in the next academic term at PCCUA.
(c) Has a need for academic support in
order to pursue successfully a postsecondary educational
(1) A low-income
(2) A first
generation college student; or
(3) An individual
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?
advising and course selection
Financial aid counseling and assistance
Transfer information and assistance, including college trips
Instruction in study skills
Peer and computer assisted tutoring
Advocacy with staff and faculty
Open computer lab.
Video supplemental instruction
These services are
provided free of charge to SSS participants.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR SERVICES?
Applications may be obtained from
Carolyn Holloway in Room C302 of the Arts & Sciences building on the Helena
campus (338-6474, Ext. 1175), from
Scarlet Lamb in Room C103 on the DeWitt campus
(946-3506, Ext. 1620) , and
from Sonya Allen
Jones in Room B105 on the Stuttgart campus
(673-4201, Ext. 1828). All
applicants who meet basic criteria will be interviewed by a staff
member to determine interest in and need for the program.
If accepted into the
Student Support Services program, the student will be expected to
participate in program activities and meet with the SSS staff