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Applying to SSS

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Students are eligible to apply upon admission to CSUSM.

The priority deadline for Spring 2022 applications will be January 15, 2022

ELIGIBILITY FOR TRIO SSS

Eligibility is based on federally-funded criteria:

  • Low-income (Low-income levels are determined according to federal guidelines)
  • First-generation college student (Neither parent completed a 4-year college degree)
  • Have a verified disability

In addition, SSS Scholars must aslo be:

  • Admitted and enrolled at CSUSM
  • U.S. Citizenship or Legal Resident Status
  • Qualify for federal financial aid and have a current FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file
  • Have evidence of academic need as indicated on the SSS application

APPLICATION  PROCESS FOR TRIO SSS

STEP 1: Read and review the application thoroughly.

STEP 2: Download the SSS Application here.

STEP 3: Complete the SSS Application to the best of your ability.

STEP 4: Gather the following supplemental documents to complete your application:

  • Income Tax Return Form that shows your TAXABLE INCOME (usually the first 2 pages of your Tax Returns) OR a statement with of your annual income information 

STEP 5: Submit your completed application to pmrivas@csusm.edu 

If you have questions about whether you are eligible for or would benefit from SSS, please send an e-mail to pmrivas@csusm.edu.