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 be active in the program for at least one semester;
  • 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 

  • 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 $6,195 for the 2019-20 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

  • Frist Year Initiative

  • Sophomore Slump program

  • Academic Coaching

  • Academic Monitoring

  • BMOC programs

  • Advising 

  • Personal and financial  counseling 

  • Workshops

How Do I Meet The Financial Education Requirement?

3 Ways to Meet the Financial Education Requirement

  1. Complete 2 SSS financial literacy modules and deliver to our office.  You can download the modules from the SSS Blackboard website.  Modules can also be found in the SSS Resource Library. 

  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.