Student Support Services

Offering tutoring, advising, and other academic resources for students enrolled in this TRIO program.
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Student Support Services strives to increase the retention and graduation rates of first-generation students, students who meet federal low-income criteria, and students with disabilities.

Starting August 31st, the Student Support Services physical office will be open with staff rotating between being on-campus and telecommuting. In the interest of staff and student health and safety, primary service delivery will be a mixture of in-person and virtual for scheduled appointments and workshops. While walk-ins are welcome, students are encouraged to call ahead to schedule to ensure availability of staff and tutors, determine if services can be completed remotely and to maintain low density in the office and promote social distancing.   Please click here schedule an appointment with TRIO SSS staff and tutors. 

Special note for off campus visitors: Before visiting campus we ask that you review the expectations in the UW-Stout visitors guide. 

Our Services

UW-Stout’s Student Support Services (SSS), funded by federal TRIO grants, provides supplemental academic support and services for its 430 student participants. Student participants have access to the following: 

  • A dedicated TRIO SSS Advisor to assist with your Individual Student Success Plan (ISSP) goals in the areas of academic, financial, career and personal  
  • Financial Literacy Coach 
  • Writing and Math Specialists 
  • Peer Tutoring  
  • Peer Coaching 
  • Personal, Intercultural and Leadership Development Opportunities 
  • Graduate School Preparation 
  • Tuition waived TRIO SSS 1-credit courses: Strategies for Academic Success and Strategies for Successful Career Development  
  • TRIO SSS Workshops, Events and Activities

By creating and maintaining a supportive community and fostering a climate that values the social and cultural capital of our students, we aspire to empower them to maximize their potential and achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.


Students may apply to Student Support Service's program offerings if they fall within one of these three categories:

  1. A student who is first-generation (neither parent has a four-year degree)
  2. A student who meets federal low-income criteria
  3. A student with a documented disability*

*For the purposes of this grant, disability includes physical, learning, or mental health diagnoses. Examples include but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, etc.