SSSStudent Support Services

The TCU Student Support Services (SSS) Program assists undergraduate students enrolled at TCU. The TCU Student Support Services Program has been on campus since 1997 and has had a significant impact on retention rates of the target population. Each student receives an individualized educational plan that outlines a strategy for addressing academic and personal needs. Program staff updates these plans at the end of each semester.

The Student Support Services Program seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible participants and to assist in fostering an institutional climate conducive to the success of first generation, lower income college students and students with disabilities.


According to the federal regulations, potential students must meet the following criteria mandated by the governing regulations for participation in the TCU Student Support Services Program. Students must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
  • Be enrolled at the host institution or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at Texas Christian University
  • Have a need for academic support, as determined by the program staff, in order to pursue or continue successfully in a program of postsecondary education.
  • Be a low-income individual
  • Be either a first-generation college student, or be an individual with a disability

 Services Offered

The federally funded TCU Student Support Services Program provides the following services to students enrolled in the program:

  • Tutoring
  • Academic and Skill Enrichment Workshops
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Advice and Assistance
  • Cultural Events
  • Academic Workshops
  • Career Services
  • Activities Designed to Foster Enrollment in Graduate Programs
  • Study lab
  • Computer lab
  • Mentoring