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Determined to Succeed

Dylan Miller and Miranda Cook tackle the challenges of college with the help of their Student Support Services advisors. Together, they develop a plan that helps them with career and graduate school options.

Apply for Student Support Services


Students Support Services, a federally funded TRIO, grant program, serves undergraduate students who meet the following program requirements:
  1. First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has graduated from a 4-year institution) 
  2. Income eligible (as determined annually by the federal government) 
  3. Or have a disability and be registered with WVU’s Office of Accessibility Services


Student Support Services Participants have access to these FREE services:

  • Individualized tutoring
  • Assistance with the financial aid process
  • Academic Advising
  • Variety of activities, events, and programs 
  • Computer workstations
  • Personal one-on-one support from trained SSS professionals

participant expectations

Your Next Steps

Once accepted into the program students must complete the following requirements in order to remain an active participant:
  • Meet once a semester with your SSS Counselor to complete an Individualized Success Plan (ISP).  View our most current ISP.
  • If you are a new WVU Student, you must successfully complete the SSS Service Learning class.  View our most recent SRVL 293B syllabus
  • If you are a new WVU Student who is in a pre-major program or undecided, you need to successfully complete the SSS First Year Seminar class.  
  • Be proactive and help us help you- take advantage of the services and staff available to you in the program.
  • Maintain contact with the WVU SSS Staff

Become a tutor

WVU SSS hires undergraduate and graduate students to work as tutors. Tutors meet with SSS program participants on an individual basis.

Tutor selection criteria