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Student Support Services (SSS) Program

The Student Support Services Scholars (SSS) Application

The Application is now closed

The 2011 Student Support Services Scholars Academy Application was due July 22nd, 2011.

Click on the link for more information on the SSS Program.

-- BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION --

Please consider the following carefully to determine your eligibility for the Student Support Services Academy

The SSS program provides academic advisement, courses bearing credit, and academic mentoring for transfer students who are either Low-Income and/or First-Generation.

Eligibility Checklist for the SSS Program

• Are you considered low-income?
• Are you a first generation college student? (The US Department of Education defines first generation college student as a student who has not resided with, or received primary support from, a parent who has received a B.A. degree or its equivalent.)
• Must be either a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States (or otherwise eligible for Federal Financial Aid)

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**How to determine if you are considered low-income:

  1. If you are considered independent on your taxes, you are considered low-income if your taxable income is less than the amount shown on the table below for your family size.
  2. If you are dependent, you are considered low-income if the combined taxable income of you and your parents are less than the amount shown on the table below for your family size.

Note: Taxable Income can be found on line 43 in form 1040; line 27 in 1040A; line 6 in 1040EZ.

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$16,335

$20,400

$18,810

2

$22,065

$27,570

$25,395

3

$27,795

$34,740

$31,980

4

$33,525

$41,910

$38,565

5

$39,255

$49,080

$45,150

6

$44,985

$56,250

$51,735

7

$50,715

$63,420

$58,320

8

$56,445

$70,590

$64,905