Student Support Services Veterans Program Benefits and Services

As a participant in the Student Support Services Veterans Program you will have access to the following benefits and services: 

Advocacy:

  • A single point of contact for Veterans services, needs and recourses on and off campus
  • Weekly or bi-weekly Student Coaching via phone, email, text or office visits to discuss student progress and specific areas of concern 
  • Liaison for on and off campus services & referrals
  • Individual Case Management

Veterans Services:

  • VA Benefits Certification (if applicable)
  • Assistance with applying for VA educational benefits
  • Assistance with VA claims

**Students do not have to be using or receiving VA benefits to participate

Academic Support:

  • Additional 3 hours of tutoring weekly
  • Academic Success Workshops
    • Academic & Career Exploration
    • Reading and Writing Strategies
    • Learning to Learn (learning styles, math anxiety, study tips, test-taking anxiety)
    • Personal Management (time management, stress management, identifying goals)
    • Online Learning
  • Academic Advising and assistance with course selections
  • Individualized Graduation Plan
  • Academic Monitoring
  • Strategies for Success

 

Financial Aid & Scholarship Advisement

  • Assistance with applying for Financial Aid and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • Assistance with identifying public and private scholarships
  • Information and resources on using Financial Aid with VA Education Benefits

 

Financial Literacy Workshops:

  • Assistance in making the best use of GI benefits (including budgeting and financial management)
  • Personal and family budget planning
  • Understanding credit building principles to meet long-term and short-term goals (e.g., loan to debt ratio, credit scoring, negative impacts on credit scores)
  • Cost planning for postsecondary education (e.g., spending, saving, personal budgeting)
  • College cost of attendance (e.g., public vs. private, tuition vs. fees, personal costs)
  • Financial Assistance (e.g., searches, application processes, differences between private and governmental loans)

 

Transfer Counseling & Advising

  • Four year College & University Campus Visits
  • Assistance with transferring VA benefits to a new college or university
  • Advising from Application to Acceptance
  • Transfer course guides
  • Transfer success workshops
  • College Transfer Fair
  • Financial Aid & Scholarship Advising

 

Other Services:

  • Career Planning
  • Job search assistance
  • Leadership Training & Development opportunities
  • Other services specific to the needs of Veterans