Texas Tech University

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)


Our Mission

The mission of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is to provide academic and career advising, financial aid assistance, graduate school preparation, and leadership development within a supportive community to first-generation students, students demonstrating financial need, and students registered with Student Disability Services.

Our Vision

The vision of Texas Tech University's TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is to champion the academic, career, and personal growth of our students, fostering an environment that supports their journey toward graduation and beyond.

TRIO SSS is now accepting applications. To qualify for TRIO SSS, a student must:

  • Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirement for Federal Student Financial Assistance
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours at Texas Tech
  • Be seeking a bachelor's degree

And meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (Parents do not have a four-year college degree)
  • Meet federal income guidelines to qualify as low-income
  • Be registered with TTU Student Disability Services

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Start TRIO SSS Application


  • Scholarships to active SSS participants
  • Advanced registration for classes
  • Academic + career coaching & advising
  • Individualized plan for students to achieve their academic goals
  • Scholarship search and FAFSA assistance
  • Graduate school preparation and visits
  • Cultural events
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Private computer lab & study room
  • In-person one-on-one tutoring
  • Free access to 24/7 online tutoring
  • Free printing
  • Free calculators, textbooks and other study materials, and more.

For additional information, please contact:

Terri Williams, M.Ed.


Campus Access & Engagement