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Georgia Southern’s new TRIO Student Support Services program provides important opportunities

A new program for students at Georgia Southern University, the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program, sponsored by the Federal Department of Education program, is now accepting applications. The program provides comprehensive services to first-generation students, limited income students or students with disabilities.

The program offers a variety of academic support services to help transition, retain and graduate college students. Program services include individualized academic advising, priority tutoring, financial aid assistance, financial management counseling, career exploration opportunities, graduate school preparation, cultural enrichment experiences and mentoring.

Through its services, the program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

To apply for the program, applicants must be enrolled at the University in any classification and must be a first-generation college student, low-income or disabled. Students meeting the criteria may apply online through the “How to Apply” link at GeorgiaSouthern.edu/trio or submit a paper copy of the application to the Educational Opportunity Programs office at Williams Center, room 1026, or through e-mail at SSS@georgiasouthern.edu.

Student Support Services is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The federal TRIO programs are established by the U.S. Congress and funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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