Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS), a federally funded TRiO program, offers free tutoring as well as other types of academic support to students who qualify for the program.
In order to be eligible for tutoring and other services through SSS, a student with academic need must be working on their first Bachelor's Degree, attend ETSU and be a U.S. citizen (or receiving federal funds to attend college).
Students must also meet one of the following criteria:
- First generation (neither parent has completed a four-year degree program)
- Income eligible
- Documented disability
If you would like more information, please stop by our office in the Culp Center room 318 or call 423.439.5396.
PLEASE READ: Student Support Services is a federal TRIO Program serving students who qualify for the program. To complete the application, students must submit a copy of the most recent tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040EZ, or equivalent) of the parent(s) or guardian(s) who claim(s) the student. Applicants who are considered Independent students (those age 24 or older, married, or with dependents) must submit their most recent tax return. For those who did not file taxes this year, please follow the instructions on the application.
- If you think you qualify and are ready to apply, please apply online or call us at 423.439.5396 for print and mail instructions.
- To complete the online application, please have your family's most recent tax returns ready to upload as a pdf or jpeg, or provide an accurate income amount if your family did not file a tax return.
- If you are qualifying with a disability, you can submit your documentation either as a pdf or jpeg in this application, by mail, or at your intake appointment.
If you are a returning participant with TRIO Student Support Services at ETSU, please submit an Academic Check-Up form (formerly known as a "Green Folder") each academic year -or during the year as your needs change.
TRIO-SSS Inclement Weather Policy
During periods of inclement weather the University often remains open. Review the University Inclement Weather Policy here:
If the University is open, the SSS office and SSS Tutoring Lab will remain open as well. Students are advised to avoid undue risk when traveling to campus. If you decide it is unsafe to attend your tutoring you must call our office at 423-439-5396 to notify the staff about your absence. Failure to call our office before you miss your session will count as an absence. If classes are canceled, all tutoring will be canceled as well. We will do our best to offer makeup sessions, but they are not guaranteed.
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