The Student Support Services (SSS) Program at UW-River Falls offers a number of educational outreach and enrichment opportunities to maximize your academic success at the college level. Program participants receive access to one-on-one academic coaching, leadership and community service opportunities, career/graduate school advising, opportunities to participate in social/cultural activities, financial literacy, and assistance with accessing campus services. The program is funded annually by the United States Department of Education and is free to qualified applicants.

Program Benefits

SSS serves 200 student participants and offers a variety of supplemental services which include the following:

  • Community of first generation scholars
  • Exclusive SSS Scholarship
  • Priority registration
  • SSS Community Council involvement
  • SSS Peer Mentoring program
  • Knowledgeable and committed coaches
  • Early grade awareness reports
  • Academic and study skill support
  • Cultural activities and service projects
  • Financial literacy (budgets, credit cards, student loan guidance, FAFSA assistance)
  • Professional development (resume, interview skills, internships, networking and graduate school exploration)
  • Referrals and connections to other campus resources

  • Increase opportunities for success in college and life

  • Get individualized support, workshops, professional conferences, tutoring and community building activities

  • SSS improves the retention and graduation rates of the students it serves. In 2015-16, 88% of participants were in good academic standing and 86% graduated or returned to UWRF for Fall 2017

  • Program is FREE to eligible students

Student Support Services is funded by a federal TRIO grant in the total amount of $301,099 for the 2016-17 program year. TRIO/SSS serves all program participants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or age.

Contact Us

Student Support Services
105 Davee Library

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