Student Support Services (SSS)

What is TRIO Student Support Services?

Student Support Services (SSS), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a TRIO program dedicated to increasing the retention and graduation rates for low income, first-generation, and/or current undergraduate students with documented disabilities at McMurry University.

Services offered

-Academic advising

-Financial aid advising & assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


-Financial literacy & planning workshops

-Assistance with applying for graduate or professional school

-Accommodations for participants with disabilities

SSS Objectives

The TRIO Student Support Services program at McMurry University will meet the following objectives:

72% of all participants served by the SSS project will persist from one academic year to the beginning of the next academic year or graduate and/or transfer from a two-year to a four-year institution during the academic year.

97% of all enrolled participants served by the SSS project will meet the performance level required to stay in good academic standing at the grantee institution.

35% of new participants served each year will graduate within six (6) years.

Contact Information:
Jessica Thompson Project Director 793-6710
Caitlin Boyle Administrative Asst. 793-6711
Amanda Cusson Project Coach 793- 6713
Daniel Ellison Project Coach 793-6712

Location: Library L112
Phone # 793-6711