TRIO Student Support Services

Fayetteville State University's Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a TRiO program administered by the Office of Special Programs. The Program is funded by a Federal Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Student Support Services serve students who are first generation, and/or modest-income, and/or disabled. The program provides academic support services and activities that will enhance students' academic skills and improve retention and graduation rates.

We provide structured academic support activities to students in order to enhance their academic skills, thereby improving significantly their retention and graduation rates. The enrolled students will be prepared appropriately for the successful completion of post-secondary education and will be motivated to pursue graduate studies.

Services Provided

All services are provided FREE of charge to SSS participants and include:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Tutoring
  • Finanacial Literacy Resources
  • Financial Aid Informaiton
  • The Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) Assistance
  • College Success Workshops
  • Cultural/Social Activities
  • Career Planning
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Graduate School Tours
  • Assistive Technology Loans
Eligibility Requirements

To be a participant in TRIO SSS, you must be enrolled as a student at Fayetteville State University and meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Student with modest income
  • First-generation college student
  • Student with disability evidencing academic need
Funding Statement

The Fayetteville State University Student Support Services Program is funded from 2015-2020 entirely from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $336,657 annually. 

Why Join Student Support Services?

As a leader in the college access industry, we have a strong track record of having positive effects on helping students from modest-income and first-generation families matriculate through their undergraduate experience. Our dedicated team offers academic coaching with students one-on-one and in small groups to provide career and college readiness support. There is no cost for any services provided by our program.