Student Support Services

SSS Student Support Services | Traditional

Provide opportunities for academic development, assist with college requirements and motivate students toward the successful completion of postsecondary EDU
Latina and African American students at graduation
Latina and African American students at graduation

SSS STEM Student Support Services | STEM

Declared a major or minor in science, technology, engineering, or math? SSS STEM is a program designed to introduce you to STEM careers and opportunities

Who Are We

Student Support Services at Texas State University encourages and assists traditionally underrepresented students (first-generation college students, students who meet low-income guidelines, and students with disabilities) in the completion of a post-secondary education by providing academic support (tutoring, study skills, workshops, coaching), assisting them with short-term decision making and long term planning, connecting them to resources and facilitating their ability to become effective agents of their own learning and personal development. 

SSS will be a model program, nationally recognized for best practices and strategies in promoting retention and graduation of its participants.

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

Who We Serve

Student Support Services assists traditionally underrepresented students including first-generation college students, students with disabilities, and students who meet low-income guidelines.

Official Student Support Services logo

Services Provided

  • One-on-one and group tutoring
  • Early class registration opportunities
  • Assistance in course selection
  • Financial aid guidance and assistance
  • Textbook and calculator loan program
  • In-office computer lab and on-site printers
  • Networking and peer mentoring opportunities
  • One-on-one guidance from a designated success coach
  • Skill-building seminars
  • Workshops for financial literacy
  • Network of peers and mentors
  • Cultural trips


First-generation college students: neither legal guardian/parent completed a 4-year college degree in the U.S.

Students with disabilities demonstrating academic need: documentation of a disability must be on file

Students who meet financial guidelines as set by the Department of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Become a Tutor

Interested in tutoring students on academic subject, helping solve problems and offering support.  Apply here to become part of either our SSS or SSS STEM tutoring team.

Keondre Parker tutoring a student

We develop a resiliency that comes from the courage to not give up. I believe turning challenges into triumphs is what life is all about.
Rachael Weldon-Caron
Director of SSS & SSS-STEM

Contact Info

TRIO/Student Support Services

Sterry 127 | 601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512.245.2275
Fax: 512.245.1623