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TRIO Student Support Services

Contact Us

Name Title Phone Email
Juanita V. Wyatt Director TRiO Student Support Services 708-709-7933 Jwyatt1@prairiestate.edu
Alexis Contreras Acosta Math Tutor

To schedule an appointment:

https://calendly.com/ftommalieh
acontreras706@prairiestate.edu
Fatmah Tommalieh Writing Tutor

To schedule an appointment:

https://calendly.com/acontreras706
ftommalieh@prairiestate.edu

Eligibility

You must:

  • 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

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us!

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.

Upcoming Events

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:

  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)