The Student Support Service program at Moraine Valley Community College is one of three TRIO educational opportunity programs established by the United States Department of Education to help first-generation, low-income and disabled students with academic needs to succeed in college.
SSS provides the tools to stay in college, as well as personal development and academic support.
We help students graduate from Moraine Valley and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree.
If you qualify for the program you will be provided:
- Academic and personal support
- Computer technology assistance
- Cultural activities and events
- Financial assistance/scholarship search
- Tours to colleges and universities
- Tutoring and study groups
According to U.S. Department of Education guidelines, you are eligible to participate in the Student Support Services program if you are a U.S. citizen or meet the residency requirements for federal assistance, along with one or more of the following:
- first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution)
- are currently enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term
- have a need for academic support, as demonstrated by placing into a developmental course, being on academic probation, or being out of school for five years or more or referred by an instructor.
- are economically disadvantaged (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education)
- have a documented physical or learning disability
If you believe you may qualify, we encourage you to come to our office (S219) to complete an application. We can help you determine if you're eligible for benefits within the program.