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TRiO/SSS Program

Inspired to succeed, Marian University’s TRiO/Student Support Services programs assist students with basic college requirements and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. With the goal of increasing college retention and graduation rates of students of low-income, first-generation students or students with disabilities, students in the TRiO/SSS program receive assistance with academic advising, financial aid and one-on-one tutor opportunities, as well as numerous activities for social and academic advancement.

Marian University's TRiO/SSS Mission

"Student Support Services is a community of support that serves and advocates for first-generation, low income, and students with disabilities to achieve their goals of graduation. We are dedicated in providing individualized academic coaching, financial literacy, tutoring, and personal guidance to foster lifelong learning and growth."

Who is Eligible?

  • First-Generation College Student (neither parent/guardian has Bachelor's degree) and/or
  • Low Income (based on Federal Income Guidelines) and/or
  • Student with Disabilities (verification required)

TRiO/SSS provides the following services free to students selected to participate:

Individualized Guidance  


Academic coaching


Financial Coaching

Career and Academic Guidance


Scholarships & Grants

Cultural Events

Campus Connections

TRiO Photos

SSS Application

SSS Brochure

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Fun Fact

The McDermott River separates Naber Hall and the townhouses (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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