Welcome to the Student Support Services Program

About SSSP

The Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is a Federally funded TRiO program designed to assist eligible students in achieving their maximum potential in college.


SSSP advisors/counselors provide one-on-one counseling to assist students in selecting appropriate courses for their major/minor/certificate, registering for courses, and helping to ensure students reach their goal of graduating in a timely manner. Advisors also provide guidance to students for graduate school and/or job preparation.

Financial Aid Counseling

Financial aid support is provided by communicating important deadlines and requirements necessary for students to continue their academic career. Students are also notified of upcoming scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and requirements needed for application. Eligible students will also be notified about and receive assistance with applying for the SSSP Supplemental Grant and/or the E ʻImi Naʻauao Scholarship.


Throughout the year, tutors work with participants to develop their academic skills and tutor them in many of the high demand and general subjects. Tutoring is generally done in one-on-one sessions but group study sessions may be requested. Tutors also provide review and editing support for students completing research papers. Tutoring is done on-site, in quiet rooms where students can focus on their work. Tutoring services give students the skills they need to succeed in their coursework and help students feel empowered in their learning.


SSSP has a number of available resources for students to use. Computers, printers and a scanner are available for SSSP students during office hours. Current participants may also borrow MiFi units, graphing, financial, and/or scientific calculators and digital voice recorders. A variety of test preparation books are also available for loan. Supplies to complete class projects are also available, upon request and availability.

Computers and printers are available for current SSSP participants in the student workroom located on the second floor of the Student Services Center, in room E-215. Printing is free and paper is provided. Resources books are also available for loan on a variety of subjects, especially those pertaining to Hawaiian and Pacific Island language and culture.

Additional Benefits

Financial Literacy Workshops

Monthly workshops cover skills that support students' understanding of various issues pertaining to personal finance like money management, credit, debt, getting ahead on a job, and preventing identity theft.

Skills Workshops

New monthly workshops will feature content to help students build their understanding of note taking & critical thinking, information about graduate school, and crafting a cover letter, personal statements, and a resume.

Free Theater Tickets

SSSP students who have been fully accepted into the program are eligible to receive 2 free theater tickets per semester. A list of available performances is emailed to students each semester and students must request tickets in advance, by the stated deadline.