Student Support Services Mission
The central mission of Rutgers University's Student Support Services (SSS) program is to increase graduation and retention rates among low-income and/or first-generation college students.
At A Glance
Student Support Services is a federally funded program, which is designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation and low-income students, as well as students with a disability. In addition, SSS is charged with increasing the rate at which this population enrolls in graduate school.
SSS provides undergraduate students with a host of services such as
tutoring, workshops, and career and academic coaching in one-on-one and group workshop formats.
Please contact our office for details. (848) 445-4024 or (848) 445-4001
To qualify for SSS a student must be a U.S. citizen, or a national, or a recipient of federal financial aid. In addition, students must be first-generation, and/or low-income, and/or have a documented disability.
Interested students may complete an online application and must submit the first two pages of their parents' 1040 (or if they are an independent student claiming themselves, their own 1040). If there are available participant slots, eligible students will be contacted to alert them of their eligibility.
Yes. A grant aid competition is available to freshman and sophomores and is awarded at the end of the spring semester. For eligibility visit our Resources.
The main office is located in A319 Lucy Stone Hall on the Livingston Campus. The phone number is (848) 445-4001. Our email address is: email@example.com.
TRiO refers to a series of programs, funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, created to assist disadvantaged Americans in overcoming class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. The term TRiO was coined to represent the initial three programs, Upward Bound, Talent Search, and Student Support Services.