Student Services
Academic Advising Center
TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services

Contact Us

Name Title Phone Email
Todd Byrd Coordinator/Advisor 708-709-7933 tbyrd3@prairiestate.edu
Alexis Contreras Acosta Math Tutor acontreras706@prairiestate.edu
Fatmah Tommalieh Writing Tutor ftommalieh@prairiestate.edu


Students enrolling for the first time for program services must present the following information before they receive program services:

Provide proof of resident status
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License
Verification of income
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Social Security Card
  • Driver’s License
  • Copy of U.S. 1040 Income Tax Return and W-2(s) for previous year
  • Copy of your SAR (Student Aid Report from fafsa.ed.gov)
Permanent Resident
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Social Security Card
  • Copy of U.S. 1040 Income Tax Return and W-2 (s) for previous year
First-Generation Status A statement regarding each student’s parents’ educational background to determine first-generation status.

All participants must have a documented academic need.

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.

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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:

  • Academic Advising
  • Career and personal support
  • Tutoring and study groups
  • Transfer advising
  • Informational workshops
  • Computer study are in the SSS office
  • Financial aid and financial literacy assistance
  • Cultural activities and events

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:

  1. A first-generation college student (meaning neither parent has graduated from a four-year institution) and/or
  2. Low income (as defined by the DOE) or
  3. Have a physical or learning disability
How do I apply?
Call (708) 709-7945
or visit room 1140 (inside the Learning Achievement Center)