TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO SSS Students gathered on the beach at sunset

What is Student Support Services?

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program by the Department of Education designed to serve students who meet federal family income guidelines, who are first generation college students (neither parent(s) nor guardian(s) has earned a four year college degree), and/or who with documented disabilities. View the Eligibility Requirements.

Student Support Services Mission

The goal of Student Support Services is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students to successfully complete their postsecondary education.

How can we help you?

To ensure you are successful in college, we'd like to help you "jump college hurdles" - whether in math, English, or other areas - with full access to competent, compassionate instruction, skilled, efficient tutoring services, and down-to-earth, student-to-student advice from people who have overcome first-year barriers with lasting results.

In short, we invite you to start strong and stay sane throughout many Superior semesters to come. We'll be here through your senior year to witness your good work and to help in any way we can.

SSS students on a ropes course

TRIO Student Support Services Grant Aid Scholarship

This Grant Aid Scholarship is only available to students who have applied to and been accepted into the TRIO SSS program here at UWS. The application to the TRIO SSS program is at the top of this page and must be completed first.

Each year SSS awards over $44,000 Grant-Aid/Scholarships to its eligible participants to help with education costs at UW-Superior. Qualifying SSS participants are encouraged to apply by the deadline: October 31.  Priority will be given to:

  • Students who are enrolled and who remain active in the TRIO SSS program.
  • Students who have demonstrated progressive academic achievement toward graduation.
  • Students who receive Federal Pell Grants, determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

If your current financial aid is maxed out for this academic year, the grant will be credited to any loans you have taken out.  If you have maxed out your financial aid this year and you have no loans, you cannot be awarded the grant.