Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Accessing Choices In Education

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded TRIO program committed to helping undergraduate students be successful at Turtle Mountain Community College. SSS provides academic and personal support to help students develop strategies to navigate the college system, stay in school, accomplish their educational goals, and graduate. Student Support Services assists eligible students with the transition from high school or other stages of life to college, and supports students as they make the adjustment to university level academic expectations.

Program Eligibility

To receive assistance, students must be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment at TMCC, and have an established need for academic assistance. Students may receive assistance through SSS if they’re considered one of the following:


  1. First-Generation
    – Either of the student’s parents received a 4-year degree.


   2. Economically Disadvantaged
   – Must meet income-based requirements determined by federal guidelines.


   3. Students with Learning or Physical Disabilities


(Project Begins July 1st, 2021)

Services Provided by Student Support Services

Services are free of charge to all SSS participants. SSS provides a variety of services to help students reach their academic, career, and personal goals. A summary of these services is provided below:


  • Tutorial services
  • Academic, financial, and personal counseling
  • Advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection
  • Assist students with a full range of information and assistance on student financial aid/scholarships
  • Counseling services designed to improve financial literacy
  • Assist students in transferring and enrolling in a four-year degree program
  • Career Assessment and Planning
  • Referral Services
  • Student Advocate
  • Academic Probation Assistance
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Exposure to cultural events and academic activities
  • Direct financial assistance (grant aid) to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants

“Promoting academic success for first-generation, low-income and disabled college students”


Dr. Rhonda Gustafson

Program Director