The University of New Mexico Student Support Services-TRiO (SSS-TRiO) is seeking applications from full-time students for the 2012-13 cohort. SSS is a federally funded program at UNM whose mission is to provide resources and services to help first-generation college students from moderate and low-income families succeed in college. Applications are available at TRiO App with a priority deadline of July 13.

The mission of the SSS program is to support student persistence, graduation rates and foster an institutional climate supportive of student success through resources and services that encourage students to stay in school, do well and graduate. Some of the services include academic guidance on major and career options, individualized tutorial services, mentoring, financial aid and graduate school guidance and more.

SSS is one of three TRiO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965, U.S. Department of Education Office of TRiO Programs. The SSS program at UNM is one of over 900 programs nationally designed to increase the academic performance, retention and graduation rates of program participants.

Because of a low student to staff ratio, 99 percent of SSS students in the 2010-2011 cohort achieved and maintained good academic standing and 96 percent of those students persisted from one academic year to the next. Additionally, 40 students from the 2006-2007 SSS cohort graduated with their bachelor's degrees and an additional seven are pending.

For more information on the program, call 277-3230 or visit SSS-TRiO.