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Eligibility Requirements

SSS generally recruits students to become program participants during the summer prior to their first year at the university. However, if you are working with a student who you feel would benefit from participating in the SSS program, you may refer them to our office to complete the application procedure.

It may assist you in pre-screening students to be aware of the federal eligibility requirements:

Participants in SSS must:

  1. Demonstrate a need for academic assistance (based on ACT scores, high school rank, college GPA, or other indicator)


  2. Meet one of the following conditions:
    1. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
    2. Be from a low-income household (based on federal TRIO guidelines)
    3. Have a documented disability

In addition, participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled at UW-Eau Claire with the intention of completing a baccalaureate degree.