Paine College TRIO Student Support Services Program Receives Grant

Posted by painewebmaster | 08/14/2015 05:51 AM

The Paine College TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is one of two (2) federally funded TRIO grants at the College, which had its beginning at Paine in August of 1973.  The Program has received notification of selection for continued funding from the U. S. Department of Education, which will commence on September 1, 2015 and the award is anticipated to continue for five (5) years ending August 31, 2020.

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of $270 million to 1,071 institutions of Higher Education to provide thousands of students with academic and other support services they need to succeed in college. The Paine College TRIO SSS Program will receive $239,964 annually to serve 130 participants.

Student Support Services (SSS) grants are aimed at helping increase the number of economically disadvantaged college students, first-generation students, and those with disabilities to successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. “Every student has the right to an equal opportunity to learn and succeed in college,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “These grants provide critical support to students who can benefit from extra help and encouragement along their college journey, enabling them to reach their personal goals and contribute to the economic vitality of our nation.”