Student Support Services
About the SSS ProgramChipola College TRiO Staff is eager to assist students with their educational goals. SSS helps students prepare for academic success and overcome social and cultural barriers to higher education. Students may be eligible to receive the following services from SSS:
Chipola College's Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist eligible students to succeed academically in college. The goals of the Student Support Services program are to increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of students participating in the program.
SSS encourages academic excellence and student success by providing intrusive and proactive academic services designed to empower students to address and overcome access challenges to higher education and gains an understanding of how to be successful in the college environment.
Chipola College's Student Support Services program is funded to serve 140 students who are currently enrolled at Chipola College and are first-generation college students (parents do not hold a Bachelor's degree), and/or meet federal income guidelines, and/or have a documented disability.
SSS advisors, who are trained CC academic advisors, assist SSS students in determining educational goals, selecting courses, and registering for classes. Academic plans are maintained for each participant.
SSS students' interests, skills aptitudes, and abilities are explored to assist them in the career decision-making process. Career choices are matched to academic goals and corresponding majors.
Cultural Events and Campus Tours
To ensure an increased knowledge and exposure to educational and cultural events, SSS students participate in trips and activities designed to broaden students' life experiences.
Financial Aid Counseling
SSS students are advised of opportunities and priority deadlines of financial aid and scholarships. Assistance with completing the FAFSA online, scholarship searches, and scholarship applications are available.
Peer and Professional Mentoring
Students have access to an SSS peer mentor, who is a successful SSS student, providing help, support, and encoragement to new students entering the program.
University / College Transfer Assistance
SSS students who plan to transfer to an upper-level institution upon graduation are informed about academic requirements for university transfer, application, financial aid, and housing. SSS students participate in campus tours to local and regional universities.