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Applying for Admission to Student Support Services?

SSS is a federal TRIO grant program that provides wide-ranging services to students in need of academic support who meet one or more of the following eligibility criteria: 1) low income, 2) first generation college, and/or 3) have a documented disability. In order to be considered for participation, you must be enrolled at USU main campus and be admitted as a bachelor’s degree candidate. If you are admitted to USU as an associate’s degree candidate, you are encouraged to apply to SSS upon transition to bachelor's degree status. As part of the application process, your university records will be reviewed.

To participate in SSS, you must be a U.S. citizen or national or meet the U.S. residency requirements for Federal student financial aid. Citizenship/residency status will be verified through the USU Office of Financial Aid for all students who completed a FAFSA. If you did not complete a FAFSA or your status cannot be verified, documentation will be required.

After you complete and submit your application, it will be placed in a candidate pool to establish our 2018-2019 participant group. Participation in SSS is selective. The program serves 196 students annually, according to federally required eligibility ratios (priorities shown below). After the program is filled, remaining applications will be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available, or until the next year. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Applications are reviewed by SSS staff. Priority will be given to:

  • Students who are both low-income and first-generation
  • Students with disabilities, especially those who are also low-income

You will receive an email informing you when you have successfully submitted your application. If you have any questions, please call 435-797-3372 or email

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