Common Student Concerns

It’s nice to know you’re not alone. These are some of students’ most common concerns that we can help with. Career development and decision-making Academic and educational planning Adjustment to […]

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How do federal student loans work?

For general student loan information, please refer to Federal Student Aid: Student Loans.

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What is the loan application deadline?

In order to have your loan application processed by the payment deadline, submit your loan application by: Fall semester: July 1 Spring semester: December 1 Summer semester: May 1

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When is the loan application available?

June 1 – October 31: Full Year or Fall Only November 1 – March 31: Spring Only April 1 – June 15: Summer Only* *There are no summer loans for […]

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How are candidates selected?

Candidates are selected for the PTA program using a point system based on the following criteria:

  •  Personal Interview
  • Academic Performance
  • Personal References
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing sample

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Why should I become a TRiO SSS participant?

SSS provides a personal college “safety net” from the time you enroll in the program through graduation. The program can help you build on your strengths and address your areas […]

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If I join SSS, what am I required to do?

SSS tends to have expectations rather than requirements. It is expected that you will be committed to earning your degree and that you will take advantage of SSS services that […]

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Can SSS help with the transition to college life?

Yes! SSS makes the transition smoother by offering one-on-one academic and career advising as well as workshops on managing your time efficiently, getting along with instructors, financing your education, planning […]

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I would like to meet more students like me. How can SSS help?

The program offers many social and educational events each semester. In the past, these have included trips to music concerts, area plays, museums, college campus visits and cultural trips to […]

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How much time does it take to participate in the TRiO SSS program?

This is up to you – it can take as little as one hour each quarter or several hours each week. You decide which services to utilize. You should be […]

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