Applying to SSS
Spring 2023 Priority Application Period
- Application period (September 15 - April 30th, 2023)
Fall 2023 Priority Application Period
- Application period (March15 - August 15, 2023)
To be Admitted to the TRIO SSS Program
- Fill out a TRIO SSS Program application and Make sure to follow the TRIO SSS Application Process.
- Submit application with all required signatures and income verification forms.
- If you need help, email: email@example.com
- Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
- Conditional admission letter issued two to three weeks after an application has been submitted.
- Interview with TRIO SSS Counselor to verify eligibility and fit for the TRIO SSS Program.
- Sign a TRIO SSS Program Contract (Mutual Responsibility Agreement).
- Attend required semester meetings with TRIO SSS Counselor/Advisor, academic success seminars, and TRIO SSS welcome days.
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
STEP 1: Download the TRIO SSS application by selecting one of the options below:
If you have questions about whether you are eligible for or would benefit from SSS, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEP 2: Verification of income status documents
- If Dependent: Provide a copy your Parent(s) or Guardian(s) SIGNED federal tax information (form 1040 pages 1 & 2).
- If Independent: Provide a copy of your SIGNED federal tax information (form 1040, pages 1 & 2);
- Click here to see an example of the federal tax form 1040.
STEP 3: Submitt completed application and income verification documents (Choose one of the options below).
- To submit electronically, be sure to “Print to PDF” to save your information. Email the application and all icome verification attachments to: email@example.com
- OR Upload the completed application form with the required signatures and income verification form below
Upload Completed Application Below