Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded Trio program that assists 175 students with furthering their education beyond the secondary level. Activities and services provided through this program are designed to address issues related to :
- academic performance
- degree program selection and completion
- financial aid literacy and application
- graduate and professional program education and admission
- academic, personal, and career counseling
- cultural knowledge development
A student in need of support services must meet at least one of the following three criteria:
- first-generation college student
- documented disability
All program allowances and restrictions are stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
Student Support Services at Savannah State University will be an exemplary TRiO program. The guiding principle for SSS is Service Excellence, which will be accomplished by being accountable, engaging, friendly, professional, resourceful, responsive, and safe.
Student Support Services provides academic support and retention services that help students successfully matriculate and graduate with a baccalaureate degree. These services prepare students to excel within our global community and marketplace.Student Support Services focuses on five major goals:
- Recruit eligible students who satisfy at least 1 of 3 qualifying criteria defined by federal guidelines: low-income, first-generation college student, or documented disability.
- Increase SSS student retention at Savannah State University.
- Increase the academic success rate of SSS students by increasing their GPA.
- Increase the number and percentage of SSS students who graduate from the Savannah State University.
- Increase the number and percentage of SSS students who enroll in graduate or professional degree programs.
To participate in Savannah State University's Student Support Services project, a student must (a) be a United States citizen or national or meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance, (b) be enrolled at SSU or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term, (c) have a need for academic support, and (d) meet at least one of the following criteria: low-income (based on federal standards), first-generation college student, or have a documented disability.
Participant Eligibility for Grant Aid:
To receive SSS program grant aid, students must be current participants in the SSS project who are in their first two years of postsecondary education and receiving Federal Pell Grants. Grant aid may be offered to students who have completed their first two years of postsecondary education and are receiving Federal Pell Grants if the Program Director demonstrates that these students are at high risk of dropping out and it has first met the needs of all its eligible first and second-year students.
Program Location/Offices/Learning Center/Contacts:
|Program Tutors/Peer Mentors||
|Student Support Services Learning Center||
Student Support Services Program and Personnel Mailing Address:
Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia 31404