Academic Coaching & Educational Planning
TRiO SSS offers holistic academic counseling and guidance to its participants. Each student is assigned a SSS Counselor to work 1:1 with them. The SSS counselor is responsible for providing comprehensive personal, academic, career, and financial advising to SSS students and developing a four-year structured academic plan with them. TRiO participants are required to meet with their SSS counselor at least 3 times per semester.
TRiO Support Services
Funds will be awarded to participants receiving the Pell Grant, have completed less than 60-credits, and are active in the program. If funding is available, students who meet the initial criteria but have completed more than 60 credits and are at high risk of dropping out will be considered for SSS Grant Aid funding. Eligible participants will receive funds based upon their unmet need and to minimize student loan debt. Applications for the Grant Aid will be sent to SSS participants after RUC has distributed semester term bills.
Financial Aid and Economic Literacy
The SSS Program at RUC wants to help participants understand the importance of finances and how they can begin taking steps to secure their financial future while in college. SSS staff members will partner with the Office of Financial Aid (OFA), Career Center, Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), University faculty and off-campus financial experts to provide comprehensive programming on financial literacy, markets and economics, higher education financing and repayment (including completing the FAFSA), and banking and investing. By discussing these topics each year, we give students a blueprint on how they can achieve financial success and stability before leaving college.
Other Support Services
- Career Support and Guidance
- Graduate/ Professional School Advisement (including GRE prep)
- SSS Summer Bridge Program
- Lending Library
- TRiO SSS Printing Service
- Cultural Enrichment and Community Service Activities
- Peer Mentor Program