Student Support Services helps low-income students to stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees. Participants, who include disabled college students, receive tutoring, counseling and remedial instruction. SSS is also a program that helps to retain its participants to finish their college degree. Students are now being served at 947 colleges and universities nationwide.


  • Instruction in reading, writing, math, and/or study skills
  • Tutorial services
  • Academic, financial, and personal counseling
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment before transferring to a graduate program or a four year institution
  • Information about career options
  • Mentoring
  • Special services for students with limited English proficiency
  • Direct financial assistance (grant aid) to current SSS participants who are receiving federal Pell grants
  • Cultural activities

Massachusetts Student Support Services Programs