Located in room 206 of the Administration Building, Student Support Services (SSS) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education to help students develop the skills and motivation necessary to successfully pursue and earn a bachelor’s degree. The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. SSS offers to its participants individual guidance, tutoring, workshops, financial coaching, career and academic preparation, additional opportunities for scholarships and grants, cultural events, and campus connections. Students selected to participate in SSS have an academic need and: are first-generation college students (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree); have a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability (that may affect their role as a student); or are from a family earning a limited income (determined by taxable income level and family size). All services are free to students selected to participate.
Located at 96 S. National Ave., the Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is a college readiness program that prepares eligible students for success in higher education. Marian’s UBMS program serves 60 students attending Fond du Lac High School and Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac. The UBMS program helps participating students recognize and develop their potential to excel in the areas of mathematics, science, and technology. Ultimately, they are prepared and encouraged to pursue college degrees requiring strong foundations in these subjects. During the academic year and summer sessions, students receive a wide range of services in the following areas: (1) academic support, (2) career exploration, (3) college admission training, (4) financial planning for college, and (5) personal development.