Student Support Services

Student Support Services is one of the FederalTRIO programs funded through the U.S. Department of Education. At CF, the SSS program provides a variety of supportive services to at least 220 students annually who meet any of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Low income. The student comes from a family whose taxable income does not exceed levels set forth by federal government regulations.
  • First generation. The student comes from a family in which neither parent/guardian graduated from a four-year college or university.
  • Disabled. The student has documented physical and/or learning disabilities.

The overall purpose of the program is to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of this student population. Services provided to participants include:

  • academic advisement/registration assistance
  • career guidance
  • economic literacy training
  • personal counseling
  • peer tutors/mentors
  • financial aid/scholarship advisement
  • transfer advisement
  • free trips to state universities
  • social/cultural activities
  • assistance for students with physical and learning disabilities.