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What is SSS Grant Aid?

Grant Aid is an additional financial award only for SSS participants. Grant Aid, unlike a loan, does not not have to be repaid. You are eligible for Grant Aid if you meet the following requirements.

  • Must be a first or second year student or an upper division student experiencing financial hardship;

  • Must have a Pell Grant as part of your financial aid packet;

  • Must have a grade point average of 2.30 or better;

  • Must complete at least one SSS financial education program yearly and be an active participant; and 

  • Must have unmet financial need that is documented on your UTC financial aid award notification.

How Do I Apply?

You complete an application to request Grant Aid for the fall and spring semesters. Applications are available in our office and on Blackboard a month before the start of each semester. You can receive Grant Aid each semester as long as all the above criteria are met.

How Much Money Can I Get?

The maximum award is $5,730 for the 2014 -15 academic year.  The amount you get, though, will depend on your financial need. 

How Do I Meet the Active Participant Requirement?

Grant Aid is not a guaranteed award for being a SSS student.  Applications are ranked and students are selected based on the total number of points earned by participating in the following services:

  • Tutoring and Study Hall

  • Academic Monitoring

  • BMOCS programs

  • Advising 

  • Counseling 

  • Financial Education

  • Workshops

How Do I Meet The Financial Education Requirement?

3 Ways to Meet the Financial Education Requirement

  1. Online– at  Contact SSS staff for access code or find it on the SSS Blackboard page.

  2. In a groupattend a workshop provided by SSS addressing financial aid, money management, personal budgeting and more.

  3. One-on-One – set up an appointment with SSS Staff for a personal discussion of your financial situation.