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The Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a program funded by a federal (TRIO) grant from the Department of Education in Washington, DC. In existence on Howard Community College’s campus since 1979, the program targets three populations of students with more intensive academic support services to increase their retention and the probability of their successful transfer and/or completion of a degree or certificate program. The three populations of students served by the grant are:
1. Students who are considered low income by federal guidelines for income and family size;
2. First-generation college students (neither parent received a four-year ear degree), and;
3. Students with documented disabilities, for example, physical, psychiatric, or learning disabled; one-third of the students with disabilities in the SSSP must also be low income.
Students must meet at least one of the guidelines listed above to be eligible for Program services. The grant is funded to serve 225 students. Approximately 70 of the students served under the grant are students with documented disabilities.
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