What is Student Support Services?
Student Support Services is a federally funded grant program of the Department of Education designed to promote student academic success. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of the participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.
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Who can participate?
The purpose of the program is to assist students who fit federal low-income eligibility guidelines, who are first-generation college students or who have documented disabilities, to stay in school and graduate. This is accomplished through offering a number of academic and personal support services.
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How do we help?
The Student Support Services program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The Student Support Services program may also provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
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Student Support Services at JBU
Students Support Services is beginning its sixth year at John Brown University. Our offices are located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) down the hall from the library in L147. Also housed in the Student Support Services office is the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Academic Assistance, and Testing Services.
The Office of Disability Services provides academic and other accommodations for students with documented disabilities.
The Office of Academic Assistance provides help with learning strategies and study skills for students who do not qualify for the Student Support Services program. Click here for Academic Assistance.