Student Support Services
What is Student Support Services (SSS)?
The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides ongoing services throughout a student's college career. Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in realizing “America's Economic and Social dream.” These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs: Talent Search, Upward Bound, and Student Support Services). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.