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What is Student Support Services?

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program. We are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provide a variety of free support services to help our participants become successful college graduates. We provide many services including: academic advising, assistance with accessing campus services including financial aid, mentoring, tutoring, opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities, and much more. 

Our goal is to help you achieve success. By participating in our program you will have access to exclusive services that include one-on-one tutoring and your very own Academic Advisor/Life Skills Counselor. Your Counselor can work with you on anything you need help with, including class schedules, degree plans, career choices, financial aid, transferring to a university and any social or personal issue that impacts your college success. We will do whatever we can to help you succeed. 

Did You Know?

Students who participate in SSS-TRIO are three times more likely to complete a degree than their TRIO-eligible peers who did not participate in SSS-TRIO. TRIO Works!

You're In Good Company! Famous TRIO Alumni Include:

  • Angela Bassett, Upward Bound, Academy Award Nominated Actress
  • Franklin Chang-Diaz, Student Support Services, First Hispanic Astronaut
  • Viola Davis, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Academy Award Winning Actress
  • Patrick Ewing, Upward Bound, Coach, Olympian and Former Professional Basketball Player
  • A.C. Green, Student Support Services, Former Professional Basketball Player
  • Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Upward Bound, Music Producers
  • Troy Polamalu, Upward Bound, Professional Football Player
  • Kevin Shibilski, Student Support Services, Wisconsin State Senator
  • Oprah Winfrey, Upward Bound, talk show host, author and journalist

Who is Eligible?

Prospective SSS-TRIO participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria to qualify for our FREE services:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent currently has a four-year college degree)
  • Be an income-eligible student (based on taxable income level)
  • Be a student with a documented disability

Students interested in becoming an SSS-TRIO participant must complete an application in person by visiting 116 Warner Hall.

Student Support Services - Contact Us

Contact Information

Tel: 608.342.1816
Fax: 608.342.1813
Office: 116 Warner Hall
Hours: M–F, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Laura Franklin, Director
PENDING, Learning Specialist
Daria Heil, Program Assistant
Caroline Kroll, Program Assistant
Elliott Parsons, Tutor Coordinator
Sharon Pink, Counselor/Advisor
Michael Von Hollen, Academic Coach

PLEASE NOTE: SSS-TRIO serves TRIO students and answers questions regarding the TRIO program. Contact SSS-TRIO

For campus-wide student assistance including housing, financial aid, administration, and other support, please contact Student Services


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