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WHAT IS THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM?

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO grant program designed to provide supportive academic and personal services to a select number of eligible students at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). Students who meet the federal eligibility criteria and have the potential for achieving a college degree but need a support system in order to achieve this goal, are chosen for the program.

WHAT WILL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES DO FOR ME WHILE IN COLLEGE?

Student Support Services was instituted at NEIU increase students’ academic success so they graduate with a bachelor’s degree. The aim is to provide each participating student with support services ranging from success strategy development and mentoring to academic and personal advising. The goal is to identify the needs of each student and then build a customized graduation plan of assistance accordingly.

WHAT SERVICES DOES THE NEIU STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM PROVIDE?

    Assessment targeting learning styles, study skills, personality type, and career path
    Advisement assistance with your academic program, career exploration, and individual concerns
    Assistance with understanding financial aid and scholarship processes
    Individual and group tutoring
    Academic and personal success workshops
    Cultural enrichment activities - plays, museums, speakers, etc.

WHAT WILL STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES COST ME?

There are no fees for services received from the SSS program. The program offers free academic and personal advisement services, tutoring and cultural enrichment. However, the program will cost you your time, interest, and a commitment to fulfill your obligations as a Student Support Services participant (participation requirements).

HOW CAN I BECOME A STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PARTICIPANT?

Any student enrolled or accepted for enrollment at NEIU who is a citizen or national of the U.S. or meets residency requirements for federal student financial aid AND meets at least ONE of the following requirements:

    First generation college student (neither parent/guardian graduated from a 4-year college)
    Qualifying taxable income (variable standard set annually by the federal government)
    Individual with a documented disability

How do I apply to TRIO Student Support Services?
Students may apply online or by email. To receive an application, stop the TRIO SSS office room LIB 412 or email triosss@neiu.edu.
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HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM?
Meet with the SSS advisor, coordinator and/or director for information and assistance in establishing an Student Success Plan (SSP), which may include:

   career planning
    academic and personal advising
    tutoring
    mentoring
    preparing for graduate school enrollment

Students will also:

    Participate in various Student Support Services activities/services that meet their needs.
    Meet with the program counselor or director a minimum of three times a semester.
    Attend one financial and personal economics seminar.


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