About Us

About Us

Student Support Services is a federally-funded program that serves the needs of first-generation college-students. We strive to provide the necessary academic and educational resources that our participants need to take advantage of all educational and career-related options.

Our specific mission is to assist, support, and empower, participants in developing a successful collegiate experience leading to graduation while fostering a campus climate supportive of all races and cultures.

Participation in Student Support Services is open to any NIU undergraduate student who:

  • is from a family in which neither parent is a college graduate,
  • is from a limited income household,
  • and/or has a documented physical or learning disability.

Eligible students are admitted to the program upon completion of an application form, a personal interview, and academic and career assessment.