Program Description

The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides support services to low-income students, first generation college students, and disabled students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. Eligible students may receive (among other services) personal and academic career counseling, career guidance, instruction, mentoring, and tutoring. The goal of SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a current or prospective student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree and you must be one of the following: low income, first generation college student, or disabled.

Note: Grants are made to institutions of higher education.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information, please visit the Applicant Information page.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the TRIO student support services website.

Headquarters Office:
Office of Federal TRIO Programs
U.S. Department of Education, OPE
Higher Education Programs
1990 K Street, N.W., Suite 7000
Washington, DC 20006-8510

Or call:
202-502-7600

You may also email:

OPE_TRIO@ed.gov

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