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TRiO Student Support Services Survey

Dear TRiO SSS Students,

Thank you for taking the time to complete this overall program survey. The results will provide our program staff with valuable information for improvements based on your concerns and needs. The survey is voluntary and your identity is kept confidential. No identifying information is required on your part.

Please answer the following questions as honestly as possible to provide us with your overall impression of the program.

We appreciate your time and thank you.

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)

Contact Us

Jameta Rogers Director (708) 709-7933 jrogers18@prairiestate.edu
Elizabeth Logan Coordinator / Advisor (708) 709-7946 elogan@prairiestate.edu
Sherlise Barksdale Administrative Assistant (708) 709-7945 sbarksdale@prairiestate.edu

Eligibility

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      
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.