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What is Student Support Services?

A federally funded program designed to

  • Increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students
  • Foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income, first generation, and students with disabilities
  • Increase the transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions

What are the qualifications for becoming a participant of Student Support Services?

In order to be a participant, student must be an undergraduate student at Georgia Southwestern State University, a US Citizen, have an academic need, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree)
  • Income eligible according to US Department of Education
  • Documented disability

What services are offered?

Tutoring, Cultural Trips, Academic Workshops, Academic and Career Guidance

Is Student Support Services tutoring available to any GSW students and at what cost?

No, you must be a participant of Student Support Services in order to receive free tutorial services.

Who qualifies for Student Support Services Supplemental Funds?

Active participants of SSS who are also Pell recipients

Can Student Support Services purchase textbooks?

No, the purchase of books is considered to be a stipend which is an unallowable cost per Department of Education.

Can any student access the SSS computer lab?

No, you must be an active participant of SSS to use the computer lab or be employed by SSS.

Can anyone attend Student Support Services cultural trips?

No, you must be a participant of Student Support Services.

Can I be in SSS if I do not have a disability?

Yes, SSS welcomes and encourages all students to apply.

Does it cost to be a participant in SSS?

No, all of the services offered from SSS are free to the student including our cultural trips and tutorial services.

Do I have to be a freshman in order to apply for SSS?

No, SSS welcomes all undergraduate students to apply, which include nontraditional students.

Can I request tutoring for an online course or a course taken at another institution?

No, SSS does not provide tutoring for online courses or from courses taken at another institution.

If I was in ETS, Upward Bound, or an EOC program, am I eligible for SSS?

Yes! All programs are funded by the same entity and serve the same type of population but at different levels of their academic career. If you were a member of any of the above listed programs, we highly encourage you to sign up for SSS today in order to continue your TRiO experience.

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