TRiO-Disabled Student Support Services

Centennial • C-207

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.