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Student Support Services Program
Student Support Services Program Mission:
The Student Support Services Program at RU-Newark empowers first generation, low income and disabled students to achieve their academic goals. The goal of the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants by providing a diversity of academic support services.
The Student Support Services (SSS) Program provides supplemental tutoring, counseling, remediation and other support services to disadvantaged college students. The aim of the Program is to increase rates of college retention and graduation among disadvantaged college students. Student Support Services (SSS) is a TRIO Program federally funded by the United States Department of Education designed to assist students.
The Program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serves to motivate towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education. The goal of our Program is to increase college retention, increase graduation rates of its participants, and facilitate the process of transition from high school to a four–year college or university.
The Program is available to students participating in the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Program who demonstrate academic need and are first-generation college students and/ or qualify as a low-income student (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education in the table below:
SSS sees the value in working collaboratively with other student services on campus. SSS participants will seek guidance and support from the Writing Center, the Rutgers Learning Center, the Career and Development Center, Psychological Services, Student Activities, P.A.L.S., and other student services to provide comprehensive support to address student needs.
The following is the list of academic support services the SSS program renders to its participants:
Coordinate Support Services: The program works closely with all student services and academic departments.
One on One Academic Tutoring: Free one on one tutoring for program participants in various subjects. Special attention is paid to Math and English courses.
Access to Technology: Access to a computer lab and other technology devices aimed at improving academic performance.
Academic Advisement: One on one counseling aimed at understanding graduation requirements.
Academic Coaching: Discussion of academic policies which impact graduation goals.
Academic Monitoring: Semester by semester and yearly monitoring of participants academic progress.
Empowerment Workshops: Workshops designed to educate and empower program participants.
Assistance with the Financial Aid process: Assist with the completion of the Financial Aid Renewal Application.
Financial Literacy and Planning: Educate program participants on issues of finances and financial planning.
Assist with the Graduate Admissions process: Engage program participants in planning, preparing and with the completion of the graduate admissions process.