Grant Aid: SSS is allowed to offer grant aid to eligible SSS students who are in their 1st or 2nd year of college and also receive the Federal PELL Grant. Regulations for disbursement of this aid are made by the Department of Education. As grant aid becomes available, students will be notified by the SSS staff about the application process.
Students who appear to be eligible for grant aid will be sent an application. Grant Aid is a competitive process. Filling out an application does not guarantee the awarding of grant aid. The number of students receiving grant aid varies each year. Prior college credits in high school can affect grant aid eligibility.
Students who are awarded aid need to attend spring semester and will have their aid added to their spring semester financial aid award. Students chosen to be awarded grant aid may have additional responsibilities in relation to being awarded the grant aid.
Scholarship Search: SSS counselors are available to assist students in scholarship searches. SSS counselors will help students organize their scholarship search, provide scholarship search engines, help with essay and personal statement writing, resume building, and mailing of scholarships. SSS does not find nor secure scholarships for students.
Financial/Economic Literacy: SSS students are encouraged to enroll in the FREE 1-credit class, FIN 1000: Financial and Economic Literacy and receive college credit during spring semester. This free course educates students on financial planning for postsecondary education, debt, budgeting, credit scores, financial planning, interest rates, and investing.SSS counselors are willing to work one on one with students to understand budgeting, student loans, loan forgiveness options, etc. During students' senior year, SSS counselors review loan forgiveness programs and discuss loan consolidation during exit interviews.