Eligibility Requirements

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and may be eligible for services if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Neither of your parent(s)/guardian(s) has received a bachelor’s degree from a 4-year institution
  • You have a documented disability
  • You are low-income eligible, or your financial aid package includes a Pell Grant


Please see below for more details on eligibility requirements. 

What is first-generation?

A first-generation college student is one whose parent(s)/guardian(s) has not completed a four-year college degree.

Eligibility For Student Support Services

You can qualify one of three ways...

Part I: Low-Income Guidelines

Number of People in Household

Taxable Income Ranges* (48 Contiguous States, not Including Hawaii & Alaska)

















For households with more than 8 members, please add $7,710 for each additional member.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Did your taxable income fall within the range of your family size?

If you answered “yes,” you are low-income eligible for the Student Support Services program.


Part II: Educational Background

Does your father/parent/guardian have a four-year degree?

Does your mother/parent/guardian have a four-year degree?

If you answered “no” to ONE or BOTH questions, you are first-generation eligible for the Student Support Services program.


Part III: Disability

Do you have a documented disability?

If you answered "yes," you are Disability eligible for the Student Support Services program.


If you are eligible to join, please stop by our office to complete an application. Applications are accepted at the start of each fall and spring semester. If you would like to join during the middle of a semester, please contact our office to inquire about available space in our program. We are located in the Student Services Building in Room 2010 (second floor accessible by stairs or elevator).