Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide Student Support Services program participants with opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.
SSS at Central Carolina Community College
Central Carolina Community College hosts two (2) TRiO Student Support Services Programs:
- Student Support Services, and
- Student Support Services-STEM & Health Sciences
The Student Support Services Programs at Central Carolina Community College will serve 260 CCCC students throughout all CCCC campuses (Lee, Harnett and Chatham).
Program services include:
- Academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects;
- Advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection;
- Information on both the full range of student financial aid programs and benefits;
- Resources for locating public and private scholarships;
- Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the FAFSA;
- Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students, including financial planning for postsecondary education; and
- Assistance in applying for transfer admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in, four-year postsecondary education programs.
Additional program services may also include:
- Individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic matters;
- Information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students participating in the project with the range of career options available;
- Exposure to cultural events and academic programs; and
- Mentoring programs.
Hours by Location
- Lee Main Campus, Hockaday Hall, Office #72
- Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.