About Us

The Student Support Services Program (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide academic support services for eligible students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This program is part of the family of TRIO programs which also includes Upward Bound,Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) and Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Services provided include academic advising and planning, registration assistance, campus resource referral, financial aid counseling and referral, career counseling, free access to the computer lab in Mitchell 135, supplemental grant aid, free laptop loan and summer bridge for new freshmen.

We want to work very closely with you to ensure that you have the most positive experiences as you prepare for attendance at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Registering for classes as early as possible is one of the most important activities for getting off to a good start. Please contact your SSS advisor as soon as possible to ensure that all the necessary steps are taken to hasten your registration for classes. Please browse our website to learn more about our program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission to the Student Support Services Program,
students must meet at least one of the following criteria.


Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes guidelines which define low income based on family size.

First Generation College Student

First generation college students are defined as those whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a Bachelor’s degree.


Disability refers to students with a physical or mental impairment which limits a major life activity. This includes learning disabilities. Such disabilities need to be documented.

More information:

New Student Orientation
News and Current Events

Program Admission Criteria
Summer Bridge Program
NSO Slide Show