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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS/SSS STEM), a federally funded TRIO program, assists students through intensive and intentional advising. SSS/SSS STEM serves first-generation college students (neither parent has a four-year college degree) and students whose families have limited income. The program exists to guide them through their entire college career.
Only 420 students are members of the SSS and SSS STEM programs, meaning students get individualized attention from an advisor from the time they enter the program until graduation. Services are free and students may qualify for SSS/SSS STEM scholarships.
UW Oshkosh has two SSS programs: the traditional SSS program serves students in all majors and SSS STEM focuses on science, technology, engineering, math and health sciences ﬁelds. SSS and SSS STEM are funded through grants from the U.S. Department of Education
BENEFITS AND SERVICES
Students in the program enjoy free access to a wealth of resources designed to pave the path to success in college. Resources include academic advising, financial coaching, Learning Groups, peer mentors, and more.
- U.S. citizen or eligible for federal student financial assistance
- First-generation (neither parent or guardian has earned a four-year degree)
- Family has limited-income as defined by federal guidelines
- UW Oshkosh student on Oshkosh campus
COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT
Dedicated SSS/SSS STEM advisors work closely with undergraduates to provide holistic and comprehensive advising and instructional support helping students achieve their goals and graduate from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Weekly learning groups provide students with connection to their peers and campus resources.
The UW Oshkosh SSS/SSS STEM programs are 100% funded through TRIO grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The award numbers are P042A200162 and P042A200357 at an estimated $3.6 million for the 2020 to 2025 program years.
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