Student Support Services is a Title IV Grant Sponsored through the Department of Education. The purpose of SSS is to increase the number of disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level.
Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to higher education institutions to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. All objectives within the grant are geared towards increasing student graduation, retention and transfer efforts.
The current grant, 2020-2025, funds SCC over 1.7 million dollars to assist eligible students. SCC has been awarded this grant for over 30 years and has helped thousands of students successfully achieve their academic and life goals.