Applying to Student Support Services

Applications for TRIO SSS are now available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Students may no longer enroll for SSS courses this semester. If you are interested in taking an SSS course for spring semester, please apply now. 

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Criteria

SSS is a federal TRIO grant program that provides wide-ranging services to students in need of academic support who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  1. low income
  2. first generation college, and/or
  3. have a documented disability

Student Support Services is an academic/college-success support program. The program does not offer direct financial support, other than tuition reimbursement for SSS course credits. SSS does assist students with locating outside scholarship opportunities and with applying for those scholarships and applying for financial aid.

Records Review

As part of the application process, your university records will be reviewed. In order to be considered for participation, you must meet all of the following:

  • Be enrolled at USU main Logan campus
  • Be admitted as a bachelor’s degree candidate. If you are admitted to USU as an associate’s degree candidate, you are encouraged to apply to SSS upon transition to bachelor's degree status. 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national or meet the U.S. residency requirements for Federal student financial aid. Citizenship/residency status will be verified through the USU Office of Financial Aid for all students who completed a FAFSA. If you did not complete a FAFSA or your status cannot be verified, documentation will be required.

Priorities

After you complete and submit your application, it will be placed in a candidate pool to establish our 2020-2021 participant group. Participation in SSS is selective. The program serves 196 students annually, according to federally required eligibility ratios (priorities shown below). After the program is filled, remaining applications will be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available, or until the next school year. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Applications are reviewed by SSS staff. Priority will be given to:

  • Students who are both low-income and first-generation
  • Students with disabilities, especially those who are also low-income
  • Students who will complete 24 or more credits per calendar year to satisfy program graduation objectives

If you have any questions, please call 435-797-3372 or email ssstrio@usu.edu.