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SSSP Program Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Student Support Services Program, students must meet all of the following criteria.

  • Be currently enrolled in 12 units (waived with permission of program director).
  • Have an educational goal to transfer to a four-year university or graduate with an associate degree.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Residents must provide proof of residency).
  • Have a need for academic support as demonstrated through SAC Placement Test results (as specified below).
  • Meet the low-income criteria as specified below (student must submit copy of parents 1040 as proof of income).
  • Meet first generation college student criteria (parents did not graduate from college).

Other eligibility criteria to be considered are:

  • Disabled students: may appeal low income criteria requirements; must demonstrate a need for academic support.
  • Non-first generation students: must appeal first generation criteria requirements; must meet low income criteria and must demonstrate need for academic support.



PRIORITY ACCEPTANCE:  English:  N60, 061 or EMLS 110, 112 and/or Math: 060, 083/084
Students currently eligible to enroll in one of the above math/English levels will be given priority acceptance for the SSS (TRiO) Program.  Note:  Placement in a different level will not automatically disqualify you.  All students are encouraged to apply.


* Students who have placed in one of the above classes meet the academic need requirement for the program 

2015 Annual Low Income Levels
(Effective January 28, 2015 until further notice)
Family Size Income Family Size Income
1 $17,655 5 $42,615
2 $23,895 6 $48,855
3 $30,135 7 $55,095
4 $36,375 8 $61,335

 * For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240

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