TRiO-Disabled Student Support Services
Disabled Student Support Services (DSSS) is a federally funded program that helps students with disabilities, particularly veterans, achieve college goals.
To be eligible to participate in the TRiO-Disabled Student Support Services Program, students must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- are U.S. citizens or Permanent Legal Residents,
- have a documented disability on file with OASIS,
- are low income with a documented disability on file with OASIS,
- plan to graduate from PPCC and/or transfer to a four-year college or university,
- be enrolled in an Associate’s Degree program at PPCC (full time students have priority).
Available Services for Participating Students
- Individual and small group tutoring
- Academic and career planning
- Peer academic mentoring
- Scholarship and financial aid searches
- Pre-semester student conferences
- Help with transfer decisions
- Financial and economic literacy workshops
- Learning community environment
The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded Pikes Peak Community College a $1,099,755 TRiO Disability Student Support Services grant to provide individualized academic and personal support services to eligible students with disabilities, particularly veterans. The grant provides 55% of the funds needed for the program. Pikes Peak Community College will provide at least 45%, or $178,480 annually in additional resources.