Student Support Services is a federally funded TRIO program that has been at the university since 1978.  Each year, the program provides services to 350 students who meet federal eligibility requirements. A student must meet one of the following criteria to be considered eligible for services 1) first generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college or university); 2) receive a substantial amount of financial aid; 3) have a diagnosed physical and/or learning disability. Services provided through the program include: individualized academic, career and personal advising and professional and peer tutoring in a variety of topics including math and language arts.