TRIO SSS is a student retention program sponsored by St. Olaf College with substantial support from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Northstar STEM Alliance, and the Hearst Endowment.
The program is designed to help ensure academic success for St. Olaf students who meet federal eligibility guidelines and are committed to enhancing their academic experience at the college level.
The Student Support Services program is one of three TRIO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965 whose objective is to help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to complete their college education. The program provides services for over 180 eligible St. Olaf students each year.
The program services range from advising and employment referral to sponsoring leadership activities; from Supplemental Instruction (SI) to graduate school preparation; from textbook assistance to financial aid advising.Be Involved
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