Texas Community Colleges
Student Support Services Program Information

What is Student Support Services?

The Student Support Services (SSS) program provides support services to low-income students, first-generation college students, and disabled students enrolled in post-secondary education programs. The SSS program provides academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

The program at Western Texas College has been in existence since Fall 2005 and is 100% funded by the federal government.

Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a current or prospective student pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree and you must be one of the following: 

  • low income
  • first-generation college student
  • or disabled.

Student Support Services Goal

The goal of SSS is to

  • Increase college retention
  • Increase graduation rates of its participants
  • Facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next

Student Support Services Provides

  • Tutorial services for any academic need
  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling
  • Assistance in securing financial aid and admissions into a four-year institution
  • Direct financial assistance (Grant Aid) Grant Aid — Money is given to participants at the end of the Spring semester
    Must be active in SSS and currently receiving Pell Grant to receive the grant aid.
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Learning Activities – Offered each semester
  • Cultural Events – Offered each semester

Student Support Services Requirements

  • Check in with Academic Advisor two times per semester
  • Attend two Cultural Activities per semester
  • Attend two Learning Activities per semester
  • Attend tutoring for one hour (When class grades fall below a C or if the class is a retake.)
  • Pick up monthly newsletters (one per month per semester)





If you have any questions, please call (325) 574-7928 or come by our office located in the Student Center Rm. 106.

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