Welcome to Student Support Services
Student Support Services has been a viable program at Gulf Coast State College since 1985. Through a competitive TRiO grant proposal process, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist participants with basic college requirements, and to motivate participants toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education at Gulf Coast State College. All services are provided to participants free of charge.
Our goal is to provide participants academic and personal development opportunities to motivate them toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. We are also committed to increasing the college retention and graduate rates of our participants.
GCSC was awarded a Fiscal Year 2020 Student Support Services grant on August 21st, 2020. That award (P042A200042) runs from 09/01/2020 till 08/31/2025 and is budgeted to receive approximately $307,474.00 annually. Please note, too, that Student Support Services’ program costs are 100% financed by federal money.
Associate's degree-seeking GCSC students are eligible to participate in Student Support Services if they meet all of the following requirements:
- Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.
- Is enrolled at the grantee institution or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at that institution.
- Has a need for academic support, as determined by the grantee, in order to pursue successfully a postsecondary educational program.
- A low-income individual;
- A first generation college student; or
- An individual with disabilities.
- English tutor with ESOL training
- Math tutor
- Peer tutors focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education
SSS Staff Contact Information:
|Kendra Kizziah, Assistant SSS Director
850.769.1551 ext. 3344 | firstname.lastname@example.org
|Terri Thomas, Program Coordinator
850.769.1551 ext. 4819 |email@example.com