Academic Catalog

Student Support Services (SSS/TRIO)

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal grant funded program dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of eligible students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or disabled, and who have an academic need. To be eligible for the program, applicants must be either a first-generation college student, a low-income college student, and/or a student with a disability, meeting the required criteria of the grant.  Academic need is defined as a student needing one or more developmental courses, a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.5, lack of satisfactory academic progress, on academic or financial aid probation, restriction, or suspension, a documented disability, and/or recommendation from a high school guidance office or an OCC faculty or staff member. Students in the SSS program receive one-on-one professional tutoring, intensive advising, academic coaching, financial literacy, assistance applying for financial aid, assistance transferring to a four-year institution, cultural enrichment, and more. SSS also offers supplemental grant aid opportunities to participants who meet additional criteria.

For more information, please visit our SSS office:
Russell Building (#7)
Room 113
Phone: 732-255-0539
Web: Student Support Services (SSS)