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SSS Eligibility & Applications

Students must meet at least one of the following requirements at the federal level to apply to the program.

  1. low-income student, family meets Federal Government Income Eligibility Guidelines
  2. first generation college student, signifies that parent or guardian did not graduate from a 4 year institution
  3. college student with documented disabilities via the Disability Resource Center

In addition, students must meet all of the following requirements at the university level

  1. be undergraduate students who are admitted full time to the university, registered for 12 credits or more and no quick admit
  2. be United States citizens or permanent residents
  3. registered for classes, exception would be Summer Bridge applicants
  4. earned less than 135 college credits
  5. demonstrate academic need-successful applicants have between a 2.5 to 3.5 college grade point average OR first term Freshman students have a 3.0 or higher high school grade point average

2014-2015 TRiO Student Support Services application in Microsoft Word file SSS application 2014-2015 updated.docxOR Adobe P.D.F. fileSSS application 2014-2015 updated.pdf

  1. You can mail your application to Portland State University, TRiO-Student Support Services, Smith Memorial Student Union building 425, 1825 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201.
  2. You can also fax your application to 503-725-5462.
  3. For more information, visit our office in the Smith Memorial Student Union building, room 425 or call 503-725-3815. Our office is open Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Incoming freshmen who are interested in applying to the Summer Bridge program, fill out this 2015-2016 TRiO-Student Support Services application in Microsoft Word fileSSS application 2015-2016 with Summer Bridge.docxOR Adobe P.D.F. fileSSS application 2015-2016 with Summer Bridge.pdf