The program receives $266,000 in federal funds annually to provide services for 160 students who can qualify by meeting one or more of the federal criteria based on first-generation college status, income eligibility or documented disability. Additionally, the Student Support Services (SSS) office screens and refers non-qualifying students to Clarkson-funded tutoring services and academic assistance.
Qualifying students may
- meet with a member of the staff for an intake interview and needs assessment
- receive a specially designed daily planner
- receive weekly tutoring in small groups
- attend workshops on a variety of subjects
- meet regularly or on an as-needed basis with an academic specialist to receive informal academic advising, as well as assistance in such areas as developing and strengthening study techniques, improving motivation, dealing with test-taking stress and building time management skills
- assistance in course selection
- assistance with career options
- GRE and MCAT preperation
- GRE fee waivers
Additionally, first- and second-year students who are qualified both by income and first-generation college status, who are in good academic standing after the fall semester and who meet additional qualifications may receive a grant award to supplement their financial aid package.
View application here.
Qualifications for TRIO SSS:
- First generation (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
- Low income, according to U.S. Department of Education
- Documented disability