Cleveland State University

Academic Advising

TRiO Student Support Services
TRiO Student Support Services

"TRIO/SSS is always willing to listen and provide the
necessary assistance. "

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

Student Support Services Program:

Student Support Services (SSS) is one of eight TRIO programs and is a federally funded program that provides:

  • Opportunities for academic development
  • Assistance with basic college requirements
  • Motivation and support needed to complete a college degree

Program Description:

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

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Eligibility Requirements

  1. FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT: Neither parent nor guardian received a Bachelor's Degree; and/or
  2. LOW-INCOME: Based on Federal Income Guidelines; or
  3. U.S. Citizen and/or Legal Permanent Resident
  4. Demonstrated academic need as determined by the TRIO/Student Support Services Program

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Mailing Address
Advising Office
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 110
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Exploratory Advising:
Main Classroom 110
1899 East 22nd Street

Phone: 216-687-9376

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