Georgia State University (GSU) houses two Student Support Services (SSS) Programs- SSS-Classic and SSS-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)- both of which are federally funded programs by the U.S. Department of Education and are a part of the Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs. These programs are designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of undergraduate college students who are first generation and/or demonstrate low income and/or have a documented disability. SSS-STEM focuses on providing services to students majoring in the STEM disciplines, while SSS-Classic serves students majoring in any of the GSU undergraduate disciplines. Some of the services offered to increase the students’ academic success are: individual and group tutoring; academic advisement; career exploration; cultural events; educational field trips; academic, personal, leadership and professional development workshops; financial aid assistance; advocacy; and a technology lab with access to free prints, copies, faxing and scanning capabilities. Both programs encourage and prepare participants to attend professional and/or graduate school after successfully completing their first undergraduate degree.
Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) is a federally funded program within the Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs that is designed to increase access to postsecondary education for undergraduate students who are parents and who demonstrate low income. In partnership with the Georgia State University Child Development Program, participants are eligible to receive a grant for up to 50% of their child care costs while they pursue their undergraduate education.