SSS works with students of all levels, disciplines, and who meet one or more of the following criteria: first generation, income-eligible, and/or have a documented disability. To qualify for SSS, you must:
- Be an undergraduate student enrolled at the University at Buffalo, working on your first bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).
- Have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
- Demonstrate a need for academic support (Welcome Meeting with SSS professional staff member).
- Be a first generation college student, and/or have income-eligible status, and/or a student with documented disability.
- The U.S. Department of Education defines a first generation student as an individual whose natural or adoptive parents have not received a bachelor’s degree; or a student that who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parents did not receive a bachelor’s degree.
- A student whose family/individual income falls within the limits set by The U.S. Department of Education may be defined as income-eligible view eligible income levels. Please contact our office directly for any questions regarding this criteria.
- A student with a disability is defined as a person who has registered with UB’s Office of Accessibility Resources and has documentation from that office.