The TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1965 Higher Education Act. One of seven TRIO Programs, the Student Support Services Program provides services to students that assist with persistence, retention, and graduation with a baccalaureate degree from a post-secondary institution.
The TRIO Student Services Support Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) creates an academically focused environment that provides academic counseling, tutorial services, career and graduate school exploration, study room support, and referrals to other services. Our goal is to assist students reach their goal through overcoming academic and financial barriers to higher education. For over 30 years, the Student Support Services Program at UIC has served over 600 students in attaining a baccalaureate degree. At UIC the program is also known as the TRIO Academic Support Program.