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TRiO Student Support Services Program

Southern Wesleyan University’s Student Support Services (SSS) Program encourages students to build a sense of belonging and confidence as they pursue their chosen fields. We advocate, navigate, support, and serve as resources for SWU students. Creating a positive and engaging environment, SSS collaborates with students, faculty, staff and the community to strengthen student self-efficacy. More importantly, SSS is dedicated to student success, learning and empowerment through obedience to God’s will as revealed in scripture.

Benefits of the TRiO Student Support Services Program

A Christian-centered support system that helps students explore and affirm their faith during critical periods of their lives. As such, we offer:

  • Academic tutoring: instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science and other subjects
  • Mentoring: advice on course selection
  • Financial Aid: information on both the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits and resources for locating other public/private scholarships
  • GRE preparation
  • Editing of written assignments
  • Assistance in completing the FAFSA and other aid/scholarship applications
  • Advising and counseling to improve economic literacy of students, including financial planning
  • Motivate and prepare students for graduate school (master’s degrees)
  • Workshops that assist participants to apply for admission to and obtain financial aid for assistance (when possible) for enrollment in graduate and professional programs of study
  • Life skills development
  • Cultural (educational) field trips
  • Interdisciplinary living-learning experiences that prepares students to be active and responsible citizens and leaders in a complex, multi-cultural, and global world


Eligibility for the Program

To be eligible for participation in the TRiO Student Support Services Program, a student’s status must meet at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • First generation (neither parent or custodial guardian has earned a 4-year degree) OR
  • Low income (as determined by the Department of Education) OR
  • Documented disability

*In addition, students must be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status.


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SSS Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule (pdf)


TRiO Participant Referrals

Do you know a SWU student who might take advantage of the opportunities Student Support Services offers? If so, please fill out the information below and we will do the rest.

TRiO - Participant Referral

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