Student Support Services

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Welcome to the TRIO Student Support Services Program!

Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to provide academic assistance and enhance educational opportunities for students. Federal guidelines require students to be from low-income families, first-generation college students, and/or have a documented disability. Participants must also have an academic need to participate in the program. Our program is designed to support the academic needs of 160 eligible CSUDH students. Participants are offered an array of services to ensure a smooth transition to CSUDH as well as ongoing support towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. This program is offered free of charge to participants. 


Our Mission is to increase the retention and graduation rates of first generation, low-income, and disabled students. Program participants receive a myriad of services to ensure a smooth transition to CSUDH, as well as ongoing support toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.

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 CSUDH 
  • Pursuing a first bachelor’s degree 
  • In need of academic support 
  • Committed to utilizing academic support to earn a bachelor’s degree 

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