The Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of three TRIO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965, whose objective is to help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to complete their college education.
First awarded in 2001 and funded by the U.S. Department of Education and Augsburg, TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) provides individual and group services to 160 students annually, so that they may overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to complete their education.
TRIO/SSS advisors provide comprehensive planning and support to program participants in academic, financial, and personal areas as students progress toward graduation.
All Augsburg TRIO/SSS services are provided at no cost to program participants. Students participate in TRIO/SSS throughout their enrollment at Augsburg.
Augsburg TRIO/SSS also selects 25 incoming first-year, TRIO-eligible students to participate in its Summer Bridge component. The Minnesota Department of Education Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides additional funding for Summer Bridge.
Additional TRIO-related information (the following links will open a new webpage):
- Augsburg TRIO/SSS Brochure
- US Department of Education
- Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
- Educational Opportunity Association [EOA]: A Midwest Association of TRIO and College Access and Success Professionals
- MN TRIO (Minnesota TRIO)
- Federal TRIO Income Levels Chart
- USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (2015)