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Mission

Student Support Services, also known as SSS, is a federal program funded through the Department of Education and designed to support the academic needs of 160 qualified undergraduate CSUDH students.

The goal of SSS is simple: to increase the retention, and graduation rates of first generation and low income students, students with disabilities, and former foster youth who demonstrate a high potential for academic success.

SSS supports its participants by providing a myriad of services including academic coaching and advising, tutoring, peer mentoring, computer lab access, school supplies, cultural exploration activities, academic and skills development workshops, financial literacy training, professional development, networking, and graduate school preparation opportunities. Our staff is dedicated to the achievement and success of each participant and by employing services patterned after the best practices in student retention and success; we are successful in assisting them navigate their college experience.  As a program and a university, we are sincerely committed to ensuring that we provide a welcoming environment that embraces the unique qualities and strengths that each participant embodies, lend each member essential academic and personal support, and challenge each participant to persist, excel, and complete their undergraduate degree.

Who We Are

  • Federal TRIO Program
  • Funded through the U.S. Department of Education
  • Academic Support Program
  • Funded to serve 160 Undergraduate CSUDH students

Who We Serve

  • 1st Generation Undergraduate College Students
  • Low Income Students
  • Students with disabilities
  • Former Foster Youth
  • Wards of the Court
  • *All participants must demonstrate an academic need.

Eligibility is based on federally funded criteria:

  • Students who meet low-income qualifications
  • Students whose parents have not earned a bachelor's degree
  • Individuals who have a documented disability

SSS participants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Admitted and enrolled at CSU, Dominguez Hills
  • Pursuing a first bachelor's degree
  • Needing academic support
  • Committed to utilizing academic support to earn a bachelor's degree

Do you still have questions? Please contact us! We’re here to help!