Student Support Services

Welcome to ECSU’s

Student Support Services Program website!


Elizabeth City State University’s Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a TRIO program funded through the U. S. Department of Education. TRIO programs were established to assert the nation’s commitment to provide educational opportunities for all Americans to enter college and graduate.  The purpose of the Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is to provide undergraduate students with the academic support needed to increase persistence, improve academic standing, graduation rates and post baccalaureate enrollment.  The program also provides services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants.

In conjunction with and in addition to services provided by the University for all its students, SSSP program participants are provided with intensive services, activities and cultural enrichment opportunities that promote and foster an institutional climate supportive of success.  Grant Aid is provided to freshmen and sophomore participants who are Pell Grant recipients, with an unmet financial need.   Grant aid is also given to participants to help reduce the burden of Student loan debt.

 The program serves one hundred and seventy five (175) students who are income eligible and or first generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the U.S., who will successfully complete a program of study at the university. The program provides academic support services to these students until they graduate from the university, and offer opportunities for academic development, and completion of requirements for post-secondary education.

 Program Services:

  • Academic Support & Advising
  • Tutorial Services
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • Career Exploration and Exposure 
  • Graduate School Admissions assistance
  • Educational/Cultural enrichment activities
  • Mentoring
  • Workshops

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