Student Support Services


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.

Student Support Services Grant Aid Scholarship

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 appropriate deadlines below each year.  

  • October 31: Two Semesters of $700= $1400 total 
  • December 1: Two Semesters of $650= $1300 total 
  • February 15: One Semester of $700= $700 total 
  • April 1: One Semester of $650 = $650 total 

Priority will be given to: Students who are enrolled and remained active in 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. 

SSS Application

Please complete and email to the Educational Success Center at or return in person at Swenson Hall 1024.