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Student Support Services (SSS)


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  • Student Support Services federal funding provides all program services and activities free of cost to program participants
  • Cultural and social activities
  • Field trips to four-year college and university campuses in California and Oregon
  • Financial aid, scholarship, and four-year college application assistance
  • Personal and career counseling and advising
  • Resource Library (textbooks, calculators, and digital recorders)
  • Workshops related to student success


The following criteria are used to select SSS participants. A program participant must:

  1. Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet United States residency requirements
  2. Have academic need (determined by factors such as high school or college GPA, placement in pre-college level courses among other requirements)
  3. and at least one of the following
    • Have a disability (physical or learning disabled; vocational rehabilitation students included)
    • Be a first-generation college student (your parents/legal guardians do not have a B.A. or B.S. degree)
    • Be considered a low-income student (as determined by the United States Department of Education outlined in the table below)
Federal TRiO Programs Annual Low Income Levels (Effective January 13, 2021 Until Further Notice)
Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $19,320 $24,135 $22,230
2 $26,130 $32,655 $30,060
3 $32,940 $41,175 $37,890
4 $39,750 $49,695 $45,720
5 $46,560 $58,215 $53,550
6 $53,370 $66,735 $61,380
7 $60,180 $75,255 $69,210
8 $66,990 $83,775 $77,040

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,520 for Alaska; and $7,830 for Hawaii.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The 2021 poverty guidelines are in effect as of January 13, 2021. Federal Register notice was published February 1, 2021.

How to Apply?

If you are interested in applying to the program, please submit all of the following materials to the SSS Office:

Contact Student Support Services

Director: Stephanie Wroten
Program Coordinator: Mollie Sellman
Administrative Assistant: Julissa Gonzalez

Student Support Services Office
Physical Science 1 - Weed Campus
Phone: (530) 938-5516
Fax: (530) 938-5383