From National Evaluation of Student Support Services: Examination of Student Outcomes After Six Years
The Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of the major federal TRIO programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, intended to assist disadvantaged students enter and succeed in higher education.
From Department of Ed Website: Fast Facts Report for the Student Support Services Program
The Student Support Services (SSS) program – one of the federal TRIO programs – was authorized in 1968 by the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101a), as amended. The goal of SSS is to increase the postsecondary persistence and graduation rates of low-income students, first-generation college students (i.e. students whose parents have not received a bachelor’s degree), and students with disabilities.