TRIO Student Support Services
|Juanita V. Wyatt||Director TRiO Student Support Services||708-709-7933||Jwyatt1@prairiestate.edu|
|Alexis Contreras Acosta||Math Tutor||
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|Fatmah Tommalieh||Writing Tutor||
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- Be a U.S. citizen
You must also meet at least one of these requirements:
- have a family household income that meets guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
- be a first-generation student (your parent/s do not have a bachelor's degree)
- have a documented disability
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a support system for Prairie State College (PSC) students. Students are able to network with other students, as well as receive additional institutional support. TRIO goals are to assist, retain, and graduate participants each year. Our advisors are committed to the success of their students.
What do we do?
Students in the SSS program will work directly with staff to develop a plan for degree completion. Among the services students will receive include:
- 4-year college/university campus visits
- Academic Advising & Educational planning
- Career exploration
- Tutoring services
- Transfer advising & assistance
- Academic, professional, & personal development workshops
- Computer, Internet, and FREE printing
- Financial aid and financial economic literacy
- Scholarships/Grant Aid for eligible participants*
- Cultural activities and enrichment events
- A space supportive of first gen., low income, and individuals with disabilities
These services are provided to students to increase retention and graduation rates, as well as enhance interpersonal and college study skills.
How do I qualify?
To apply for TRIO SSS program at PSC, students must be enrolled at the college. Interested students should visit room 1140 for an application and to schedule an interview with staff.
Students who demonstrate academic and financial need, as well as a desire to complete a bachelor's degree, will receive high consideration for admittance.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) requires that participants must be citizens of the U.S. or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance, and either be:
- A first-generation college student (meaning neither parent has graduated from a four-year institution) and/or
- Low income (as defined by the DOE) or
- Have a physical or learning disability
Call (708) 709-7945
or visit room 1140 (inside the Learning Achievement Center)