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U.S. Department of Education: Student Support Services Program

Deadline: February 2, 2015

The purpose of the Student Support Services (SSS) Program is to increase the number of disadvantaged, low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level. The support services that are provided should increase the retention and graduation rates for these categories of students and facilitate their transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and universities. The support services should also foster an institutional climate that supports the success of students who are limited English proficient, students from groups that are historically underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of the foster care system, and other disconnected students. Student support services should also improve the financial and economic literacy of students.

Amount: $265,706,546 for new awards and $23,966,448 for continuation awards to current SSS grantees. Grants will range from $220,000-$360,000.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education or combinations of institutions of higher education.

Link: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-18/pdf/2014-29769.pdf

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