About the Program

The Student Support Services (SSS) Program is one of eight federally funded TRIO Programs designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of students from first-generation, limited-income, and/or underrepresented backgrounds. The UF Student Support Services Program helps meet these goals by facilitating an encouraging and supportive environment which provides resources and services.  This ultimately empowers program participants to gain the skills, awareness, and confidence necessary to achieve success.


Benefits of Being A UFSSS Scholar

  • Faculty & Staff Support
  • Academic Advising
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Student Development Workshops
  • Faculty Mentoring
  • Scholarships
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Networking
  • Graduate School Planning
  • GRE Prep Courses
  • Textbook Resource Library
  • Entrance Exam Review Material (LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.)
  • Technology Hub
  • Financial Planning & Budgeting
  • Cultural Exposure
  • Campus Engagement
  • Career Planning
  • Conference Travel


  • Be a current U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Be accepted and enrolled at the University of Florida
  • First-Generation
  • One or more of the following:
    • First-Generation (Neither Parent has earned a Bachelor’s Degree)
    • Limited Income (Federal Income Guidelines)
    • Student with a Documented Disability (Must be documented with University of Florida Disability Resource Center)

*This is U.S. Department of Education Federally Funded Program.*