The College has been funded since 1990 with a Title IV education grant. This grant assists students in need of academic and personal support services so they may achieve their academic goal of graduation and/or transfer. To qualify for services, students must:
- Have a need for academic support and a willingness to use program services;
- Be a first-generation college student OR meet income guidelines OR have a documented ADA disability;
- Be a first time post-secondary student;
- Place at the 25% or higher on the English, Reading and arithmetic portions of the college placement test;
Program services include: academic co-advising, financial literacy/scholarship information, tutoring, supplemental grant aid support, career counseling, academic and personal counseling, volunteer enrichment, referral to community services and cultural enrichment programs. The program also includes an initiative to assist students who want to transfer to a four-year institution.
Also available to students is a large resource area equipped with four open, Internet-connected computers and a wide variety of course ready, job ready and resource ready materials in video, text and software mediums.
Students wishing to participate in the Student Support Services program must complete an SSS application and have an intake interview. For additional services and information, visit the SSS web page or contact the Student Support Services office at 339.4245 or 800.447.4091, ext. 4245 or stop by the offices located on the lower level of Oaks Hall.
Student Support Services is a Title IV Grant Sponsored through the Department of Education. The current grant funds SCC over 1 million dollars to assist students who have need for academic assistance who are also first generation college, income eligible or have a documented disability. All objectives within the grant are geared towards increasing student graduation, retention and transfer efforts.