Student Support Services

Eligibility/How to Apply


Student Support Services participants may not meet all university admissions criteria, but their high school records and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) indicate the potential to succeed in college.

Student Support Services participants must meet all of the following requirements:

1. US citizenship or residency.
2. Enrollment at the grantee institution or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at that institution.
3. A need for academic support, as determined by the grantee.
4. Low-income and/or first generation status college student (the student's parents did not earn a four year degree).
5. SSS students may have a documented disability.

How to Apply


Freshmen applicants interested in attending Student Support Services should complete/submit the following information to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for consideration:

  • An application for admission
  • A non-refundable $30 application fee
  • An official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA first, then complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. Both are available at Select USF as an institution to receive your financial information by entering Federal School Code #001537
  • Check your OASIS account regularly


  • Print and complete the SSS Eligibility Assessment Form, Major Declaration and College Credit Form and Participation Agreement Form. Obtain copies of your FAFSA Confirmation page and your parent's 2019 tax transcript or 1040 (to request the tax transcript visit the IRS website at Write the student's name and USF U# at the top of each page. Submit these documents to us via email at
  • Please submit all four (4) items within two weeks because SSS is limited in the number of students the program can serve and is a well sought after program