TRiO Student Support Services
Who is Eligible to Participate in the Student Support Services Program?
According to federal regulations, a student is eligible to participate in a Student Support Services program if the student meets the following requirements:
- Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at the grantee institution (i.e., Rutgers University-Camden)
- Have a need for academic support, as determined by the program staff, in order to pursue or continue successfully in a postsecondary educational program.
- Be a low-income individual (see income levels below)
- Be either a first-generation college student; or be an individual with a disability
Federal TRiO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
See link below for the most recent guidelines (Effective January 26, 2012):
The TRiO SSS Federal Student Grant Aid Award is provided by the U.S. Department of Education to support the educational pursuits of TRiO/SSS participants at Rutgers University- Camden. Grant amounts are dependent upon financial unmet need and availability of funds. Federal Grant Aid Awards do not affect any other grant amounts as this aid serves to supplement to an eligible SSS student’s financial aid package. The Grant Aid funding is for students who are current participants, are in their first two years of postsecondary education, and are receiving Federal Pell Grants.
What is the Cost of Participation?
There is no cost to students who qualify. The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by Rutgers University-Camden. Students who are current and active participants (as defined by SSS program), who are in their first two years of postsecondary education and who are receiving Federal Pell Grants are eligible to receive SSS Grant Aid. The Director and Developmental Specialist for the Student Support Services Program will provide addition information to prospective participants upon request.
How Do I Apply for the Program?
TRiO Student Support Services is funded to serve 160 participants.
Eligible students may use the online application (listed below) to apply for admission to the Rutgers University-Camden Student Support Services Program.
Students may also visit the Student Support Services office currently located in the Center for Learning and Student Success (CLASS) of Armitage Hall, Room 231. Upon completion and submission of the SSS application, SSS staff will review the application and arrange for an interview. Each student selected for participation, must attend the Student Support Services Orientation (designed for new participants).
Note: The Rutgers University-Camden Student Support Services Program will ensure equitable access and participation to students regardless of their gender, race, national origin, color, disability, and/or age.
For additional information on the Rutgers University-Camden SSS Program, please contact the SSS office at (856)225-6229 or (856) 225-6138.