Student Support Services - TRIO

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Student Support Services (SSS)  is a 100 percent federally funded TRIO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education ($313,407 annually). The College of St. Scholastica SSS program serves 175 SSS students each year and provides free services to eligible students. The federal TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes seven outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Mission Statement

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers first-generation, low-income, and students with a disability in their pursuit of a college degree through intensive individualized support and advocacy.

SSS provides free services to eligible students. You may be eligible if you have documented financial needs, a documented disability, academic need, or neither parents graduated from a four-year college. Click here for more details about eligibility and services.

Apply Online

There are 2 steps when applying online. Both steps must be completed before your application will be considered for the program.

Step 1 - Personal Information Form

Step 2 - Income Verification Form

If you do not want to apply online, you can either visit our office at Tower 2150 to pick up an application, or you can download a printable application:

Download Paper Application

Mail the application to:
TRIO SSS / 1200 Kenwood Avenue / Tower 2150 / Duluth, MN 55811

Email application to: sss@css.edu

Questions? Email sss@css.edu or call 218.723.6594


Looking for SSS resources?
Visit our SSS Student Google Site
View our SSS Student Handbook
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Contact Us

Dory Kempf HeadshotDory Kempf, MS Ed, LPCC.
Program Director
dkempf@css.edu
Tower 2150 C
(218) 723-5997 

Book Appointment

Tiffany Snider HeadshotTiffany Snider, MSW, LICSW.
Assistant Director
tsnider@css.edu
Tower 2149 F
(218) 723-5909

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Skylor Heindel HeadshotSkylor Heindel
Academic Specialist
sheindel@css.edu
Tower 2149 C
(218) 723-6007

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Questions?

sss@css.edu

(218) 723-6594