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TRIO Student Support Services

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The TRIO SSS program is designed to help university students achieve academic success. The ultimate goal of our program is to increase the number of students who succeed from semester to semester and who graduate from college. TRIO SSS serves 160 eligible participants at SDSU.     

Who We Serve

  • First-generation college students     (neither parent completed a four-year degree)
  • Students who meet income qualifications     (following Federal Income Guidelines)   
  • Students with a disability     (documentation needed)


Students who meet one or more of these criteria and who are U.S. citizens (or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance) are eligible to apply. Students must also demonstrate academic potential and academic need.       

Services Provided

  • Academic advising, degree planning and course selection assistance
  • Tutoring
  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Skill instruction and student success workshops
  • Career and postgraduate preparation
  • Financial aid literacy
  • Priority registration
  • Service projects and leadership development

Apply for TRIO SSS

To benefit from our program, you must complete a TRIO SSS Application and be accepted to the program.  For more information contact the TRIO office @ 605.688.6653 or e-mail our SSS Program Director, Jeffrey Vostad.


SCORE Newsletter - Fall 2016