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The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and to help students make the transition from one level of higher
education to the next.


How do I become a part of EACC’s SSS Program?
Complete and submit the application. This is a voluntary support service; thus, only by returning a completed application in a timely fashion do you have the opportunity to secure a place in the program. By applying to SSS, you will be taking a giant step toward assuring your success at EACC. Click here to download the SSS Application.


What are the eligibility requirements to be a part of SSS?
Student Support Service programs are designed to serve college students who meet specific program requirements. To be eligible for admission to the SSS program, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Income
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes guidelines which define low income based on family size. Click here for income guidelines.

First Generation College Student
First generation college students are defined as those whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a Bachelor’s degree (neither father, mother, nor legal guardian has graduated from a four-year institution).

Disability
Disability refers to students with a physical or mental impairment which limits a major life activity. This includes learning disabilities. Such disabilities must be documented with the Coordinator of Disability Services.


What are the benefits of being an SSS participant?
Some of the FREE services and programs we provide include

Individualized tutoring— SSS participants are eligible for free one-on-one tutoring in a variety of academic disciplines. SSS also provides tutoring in other areas if at all possible. The tutoring staff consists of students who have successfully completed the courses they are tutoring. During tutoring sessions, tutors will also provide peer advising with SSS students as needed in regard to time management, study skills, test taking anxiety, as well as other issues that may be affecting your academic achievement.

Assistance with the financial aid process— Each program participant is assigned an SSS mentor who will sit down with you and assist you with your application for financial aid, and assist you in understanding your award package from EACC. Mentors will also assist you in identifying alternative forms of aid available to college students.

Academic Advising—During pre-registration, participants meet with their SSS mentor to plan their schedules. SSS staff takes the time to explore with each student the trends in employment, areas of interest, high skill areas, and prospective career paths. They will also review the student’s high school and college records as appropriate and work with the SSS participant to develop the most effective plan toward graduation.

 

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