Student Support Services

Here is how you get the support you need.

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Welcome to TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)!

Our office serves first-generation students, students from income-eligible backgrounds and students with a documented disability as they work toward earning their college degree. If you are one such student, we invite you to join our program and get started on enhancing your academic experience at UB.

Not sure if you qualify? See our eligibility section.

Students who participate in SSS benefit from our comprehensive academic and support services, and our personalized attention will help you achieve your goals and face challenges head-on. Read about our signature offerings.

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal TRiO Program sponsored and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Our Mission

The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program at the University at Buffalo is committed to serving undergraduate students who are first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities and helping them overcome academic, cultural and social barriers so they can succeed in higher education. We provide our students with holistic academic and personal support services designed to assist with graduate school and career preparation, economic and financial literacy, and ultimately persistence to graduation.

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Apply Today

Admission to our program is free and open year-round. You will not know for sure if you are eligible until you apply, so fill out our application today!

How to Become an SSS Student:

  1. Submit your application and proper federal tax forms (parent/guardian's federal tax 1040 forms for a dependent student, or individual federal 1040 tax forms for an independent student) to SSS.
  2. Receive acceptance decision.
  3. Attend a Welcome Meeting within 30 days of acceptance.
  4. Complete an in-person or online orientation.
  5. Welcome to the SSS family!

Questions about your application? Email us at or visit us in 209 Baldy Hall.