Student Support Services

Offering tutoring, advising, and other academic resources for students enrolled in this TRIO program.
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Helping you navigate the college experience.

Student Support Services strives to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation students, students who meet federal low-income criteria, and students with disabilities.

Fall 2021 Update: The Early Bridge program is at capacity and we are not accepting any more applications.  Thank you for your interest!

Our Services

UW-Stout’s Student Support Services (SSS), funded by federal TRIO grants, provides supplemental academic support and services for its 430 student participants. Student participants have access to the following: 

  • A dedicated TRIO SSS Advisor to assist with your Individual Student Success Plan (ISSP) goals in the areas of academic, financial, career and personal  
  • Financial Literacy Coach 
  • Writing and Math Specialists 
  • Peer Tutoring  
  • Peer Coaching 
  • Personal, Intercultural and Leadership Development Opportunities 
  • Graduate School Preparation 
  • Tuition waived TRIO SSS 1-credit courses: Strategies for Academic Success and Strategies for Successful Career Development  
  • TRIO SSS Workshops, Events and Activities

By creating and maintaining a supportive community and fostering a climate that values the social and cultural capital of our students, we aspire to empower them to maximize their potential and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.


Undergraduate students may apply to Student Support Service's program offerings if they fall within one of these three categories:

  1. A student who is first-generation (neither parent has a four-year degree)
  2. A student who meets federal low-income criteria
  3. A student with a documented disability and is connected with Disability Services*

*For the purposes of this grant, disability includes physical, learning, or mental health diagnoses. Examples include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, etc.