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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is an academic support program funded by the United States Department of Education.

Our goal is to help you transition to college successfully, get the most out of your experience at SUNY Plattsburgh and ensure you graduate on time.  

Who Qualifies

You are eligible for services if at least one of the following is true:

  • You are a first generation student — neither parent has a four year college degree
  • Your family meets federal financial aid guidelines for taxable income
  • You identify as a student with a disability (medical, mental health, physical, learning)

Get Started

If you meet at least one of these criteria, submit the SSS application below. After, an SSS advisor will reach out to you by email to discuss your goals and how we can help you accomplish them.

Still not sure if you qualify?  Submit the application and SSS staff will help you figure it out.

Student Support Services Application

We Will Help You Succeed

SSS is staffed by caring and committed professionals whose mission is to provide you with services — free of charge — designed to help you succeed in college.

In addition to a sense of community — your support system away from home — we also offer:


  • A Supportive Community

    SSS is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who care about your academic, career and personal success! There are many events and opportunities for you to connect with others in meaningful and fun ways!

    We’ll help you:

    • Explore your interests and connect you with faculty, staff, resources, and the campus and surrounding community.
    • Provide resources, references, and letters of recommendation for students we work closely with. 
    • Connect with peers who are also motivated and talented

    Watch the video below to learn more about SSS and our community!

Not only do they help keep my weekly schedule on track and organized, but they also help me look towards the future and what I should aim for. Without the help from SSS, I don’t think I could successfully manage being a full time student, a mother and also working. Having the opportunity to be in this program is such an asset during my academic career
C.W. — former TRIO SSS recipient

Additional Resources

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