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SSSP Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Student Support Services Program, students must meet all of the following criteria.

  • Be currently enrolled in 12 units (waived with permission of program director).
  • Have an educational goal to transfer to a four-year university or graduate with an associate degree.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Residents must provide proof of residency).
  • Have a need for academic support as demonstrated through SAC Placement Test results (as specified below).
  • Meet the low-income criteria as specified below (student must submit copy of parents 1040 as proof of income).
  • Meet first generation college student criteria (Parents did not graduate from college).

Other eligibility criteria to be considered are:

  • Disabled students: may appeal low income criteria requirements; must demonstrate a need for academic support.
  • Non-first generation students: must appeal first generation criteria requirements; must meet low income criteria and must demonstrate need for academic support.



PRIORITY ACCEPTANCE:  English:  N60, 061 or EMLS 110 and/or Math: 060
Students currently eligible to enroll in one of the above math/English levels will be given priority acceptance for the SSS (TRiO) Program.  Note:  Placement in a different level will not automatically disqualify you.  All students are encouraged to apply.


* Students who have placed in one of the above classes meet the academic need requirement for the program 

2012 Annual Low Income Levels
Family Size Income Family Size Income
1 $16,335 5 $39,255
2 $22,065 6 $44,985
3 $27,795 7 $50,715
4 $33,525 8 $56,445
* Students whose family income falls into one of the above categories meet the financial need requirement for the program.