College of Central Florida Student Support Services is a federally funded program serving 220 students per year. It is designed to serve low income, first generation (neither parent received a bachelor's degree) and disabled students. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of Student Support Services is to increase retention, graduate its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.
The program serves students seeking associate degrees, not vocational or certificate degrees.
To be eligible to participate, a student must:
- have a high school diploma or GED
- be enrolled in classes at CF
- be a U.S. citizen or resident alien
- be a first generation college student, come from a low-income family, or have a physical and/or learning disability.
- academic advising
- academic tutoring
- advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection
- financial aid/scholarship advisement
- career exploration and planning educational
- counseling to improve financial and economic literacy
- financial aid and financial literacy workshops
- educational visits to four-year colleges and universities
- social and cultural enrichment activities
- assistance for students with physical and learning disabilities
- Project Eagle, a unique summer bridge program
The Student Support Services program is committed to helping College of Central Florida students achieve their educational goals. By providing students with more direct and individualized services, the program increases the likelihood of student success.
Financial Literacy Information
Continuing your education is often the first step toward achieving goals pertaining to your career and personal accomplishment, but it can be expensive and full of challenges. When you know how to manage your money, you will be better prepared to successfully meet your goals — and have enough money to make them a reality. SSS now offers financial literacy information through the National Endowment for Financial Education. The goal of this program is to help students become more financially independent and self-reliant as they continue their education.
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