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STLCC Campuses Receive Federal Grants for Student Support Services Programs

September 13, 2010

St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses each received more than $1 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education for Student Support Services (SSS) programs.

The grants cover programming over a five-year period.

The SSS programs at the campuses provide academic and other support services to low-income, first generation or disabled college students to increase student retention and graduation rates, facilitate their transfer from two- to four-year institutions, and foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Funds will support program services that include

  • Academic tutoring,
  • Intrusive academic advising and counseling,
  • Financial literacy,
  • Transfer assistance,
  • Career exploration,
  • Cultural/academic enrichment, and
  • Mentoring.

Approximately 460 students – who meet the eligibility criteria as well as demonstrate high academic need and have the potential for success in a postsecondary institution – will be selected to receive project services.