You Can't Spell SucceSS without SSS!
Please click here to print and fill out our 2013-2014 Application!
First come, first served! Make sure to return your application back into the SSS office at the LBJ Student Center, Suite 5-6.1 ASAP!
Applicants will be notified by the first week of classes fall 2013!
Student Support Services (SSS) at Texas State University-San Marcos provides student development and educational support services in order to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible college students (first-generation, low income and students with disabilities).
SSS will be a model program, nationally recognized for best practices and strategies in promoting retention and graduation of its participants.
What is Student Support Services?
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Student Support Services (SSS) is part of the TRiO Programs. The TRiO/Student Support Services program at Texas State University is 100 percent federally funded at $284,754 annually. Participants will benefit from the various activities designed to improve their academic performance and enhance their college experience ultimately leading to graduation. SSS assists eligible first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who need academic and other support services to successfully complete their college education. Student Support Services' goals are:
- To increase retention and graduation rates for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities
- To foster an institutional climate supportive of success of first-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities
You may qualify for our services if:
- You are a US citizen or legal resident
- You have a need for academic support
- And one or more of the following apply to you:
- You are a first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree) OR
- You meet low income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education (go to http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html for guidelines) OR
- You have a documented physical or learning disability on file with the Office of Disability Services or Texas Rehabilitation Commission.
But how much will all this cost me?
All services are FREE and are available to students accepted into the program. Participants need only a strong commitment and desire to succeed at Texas State. The services we provide can accelerate students on their path to success. For more information, call (512) 245.2275.
OK...Where Do I Sign Up?
To apply for services:
- Drop by the SSS office (LBJ Student Center, 5-6.1) or click on SSS Forms for an application.
- Students who are accepted will be notified by e-mail and/or letter.
All applicants who meet eligibility requirements will be considered for acceptance. However, our program admits only a limited number of students per year. Students are encouraged to apply prior to or early in the fall semester.
Allies of Texas State
Student Support Services staff have completed training to better support members of the LBGTQI community.
Allies of Texas State and Allies Training can be found at this site: http://www.txstate.edu/allies/
Veteran Friendly Office
Student Support Services staff have completed training to better understand issues facing veterans as well as to provide assistance to our student veterans.
Office of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Advisory Council
Student Veterans Alliance