What is the Student Support Services Program?
Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.
How much does it cost to join SSS?
Nothing, the program is completely free to eligible students
Who qualifies for Student Support Services (SSS)?
One-hundred and seventy-five (175) ASU Mid-South students will be a part of the SSS Program. To be a SSS student, you must meet the following requirements:
SSS participants must be first-generation college students (neither parent with whom the students resides has graduated from a four-year institution)
SSS participants must meet specified income guidelines
SSS participants may or may not have a documented learning or physical disability
SSS participants must be enrolled in an Associate degree program (AA, AAS, ASE)
Academic, Career, and Transfer Counseling/Advising
Personal Educational Planning
Referrals to Tutorial Services (by appointment/availability)
Financial Aid and Scholarships Information and Guidance
Academic Success Workshops
Cultural Enrichment Activities
Pell Supplemental Grant Aid Awards (based on eligibility of funds)
When are SSS Advising Services Available?
SSS Coaches are available Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Why Should I Join SSS?
In addition to all of our available services, SSS offers you the opportunity to interact with other SSS participants
What a great way to get to know other students on campus!
SSS students receive continuous support from an academic coach! Your coach not only helps you with your academic needs, but also assists with your career and personal needs.
SSS students have a voice in the planning for the activities and workshops for future semesters
If certain criteria are met, scholarships are available at the end of each academic year
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 31, 2017 until further notice)
|Size of Family Unit||48 Contiguous States, D.C.,
and Outlying Jurisdictions
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.
The term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 22, 2015.