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Student Support Services

Celebrating 25 years of service to Sinclair students


What is Student Support Services (SSS)?

SSS is a federally funded TRIO program through the U.S. Department of Education that is designed to help students meet the challenges of college life. The primary purpose of Student Support Services is to help students stay in college, graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university. 

Who may participate?

Any United States citizen or permanent resident student can be considered for participation if he or she is enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Sinclair Community College, has a program-approved academic need, and meets at least one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Neither of the student's parents has a four-year degree
  • The taxable income of the student's family does not exceed the federally determined level
  • The student has a documented disability

Complete the Student Support Services application and turn it into our office. If you meet eligibility requirements, you will meet with a Student Support Services staff member to determine how we can assist you in reaching your goals.

What does SSS have to offer?

To help students reach their educational and career goals, Student Support Services provides a comprehensive support system that includes a wide range of services and activities. These services and activities are provided FREE to program participants and include:

  • College adjustment assistance
  • Academic advising preparation and review
  • Academic progress monitoring
  • Counseling and mentoring
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Tutoring
  • Career exploration
  • College and university visits
  • Transfer planning and assistance
  • Cultural and social events and activities
  • Financial and economic literacy
  • Study and work areas
  • Skill development
  • Referrals
  • FAFSA and financial aid assistance
  • Textbook and equipment loan program
  • Technology Assistance
  • Social networking
  • Advocacy

...And much more!!


2022 Graduates from SSS


Why should you participate?

Read what real students are saying: 

“It was always helpful to have someone to talk to about career planning and mentorship.”

“They have made my course work easier and my stress level much lower.” 

“One thing I really like is that the workers never made you feel like you were a nuisance and you always felt they had time just for you.” 

“They are friendly and especially understanding.” 

“I have been out of school for 30 years and Student Support Services gave me the guidance and direction I needed.” 

“I was helped in writing scholarship applications, planning class and planning my transfer.” 


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