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Introduction to the TRiO SSS Program  

The SSS Program is one of the original three federal grant programs designed to provide access to higher education for low-income, first-generation students to help increase retention and graduation rates among the population
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WHAT IS TRIO SSS?

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is an academic support program.

Who is eligible?

  • Enrolled or accepted part-time or full-time students
  • Student must meet federal low-income criteria
  • Student parents must not have received a bachelors degree
  • Student must show academic need

What is offered?

  • Unlimited tutoring - no appointment required in TRiO SSS designated Lab
  • Academic Advisement
  • Grant Aid
  • Book Voucher
  • Child Care Voucher
  • Financial Aid Planning
  • Career and Academic Coaching
  • Transfer Planning

Participants must:

        1. Plan to earn a degree and transfer to a 4-yr institution

        2. Plan to take at least 9 credits per semester plus 3 additional credits  during the summer

        3. Demonstrate academic need by either testing into Developmental Studies DE025 and/or MA025 or demonstrate need through other indicators such returning to college after 5 years, lack educational goals, lack academic preparedness

Applicants must:

        1. Complete an application (The TRiO application can be accessed online at www.pccc.edu/sss)

        2. Complete the application process with an interview

        3. Participate in an orientation session

 

 

 

PROGRAM DISCRIPTION

The PCCC TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a federal grant program funded to serve 160 eligible students each year. Services include Academic Tutoring, Academic Advising, Financial aid Planning, Career Planning and Transfer Planning. Eligible participants can receive Grant Aid to help with tuition payment, Book Vouchers for offsetting the cost of textbooks and Child Care Vouchers to help pay for services received in the PCCC Child Care Center.

TRiO SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college preparation and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of ther postsecondary education. The SSS Program primary goal is to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants and help them make the transition to a four-year institution.

SUCCESS NAVIGATOR

  • SUCCESS NAVIGATOR  
      
    We know that success in college takes more than academic skills and standard admissions and placement tests don't reveal incoming students' strengths and vulnerabilities or whether they motivated to persevere and succeed.

SMARTERMEASURE

TRiO SSS participants have the opportunity to take assessments that determines their skill level in taking on-line courses.

COLLEGE GREEN LIGHT

Transferring to the four-year institution of your choice can be a seamless process.

Click on the link below, register with CollegeGreenlight, and create your profile. 

Once you have created your profile, you will be paired with the colleges, scholarships and services that matches your profile.

 

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MS. MARVA COLE-FRIDAY, DIRECTOR - 973-684-6442 - ROOM E203 - mcole-friday@pccc.edu     

MS. JOYCE ADDO-ANUM, SENIOR COUNSELOR/COORDINATOR - 973-684-6334 - ROOM E204- jaddo@pccc.edu

MS. STEPHANIE VELASQUEZ, COUNSELOR - 973- 684-6443 - ROOM E219 - svelasquez@pccc.edu

MS. KESHIA CRAWFORD, SECRETARY - 973-684-6228 - ROOM E201A - kcrawford@pccc.edu

Website:https://www.pccc.edu/studentss

Email: sss@pccc.edu

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