Academic Catalog

TRIO Student Support Services

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is a federal grant funded program dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates of eligible students. 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. To meet the required criteria of the grant, students must also demonstrate an academic need.  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 workshops, assistance applying for financial aid, assistance transferring to a four-year institution, cultural enrichment, and more at no extra cost to participants. TRIO SSS also offers supplemental grant aid opportunities to participants who meet additional criteria.

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