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Program eligibility requirements

In order to be eligible to receive services through SSS, you must meet at least one of the following federal requirements:

  • First-generation college student, neither parent has a bachelors degree, or
  • Low income, based on the current Federal TRIO Programs Annual Low Income Levels, or
  • Documented physical or learning disability. 

Enrollment and residential eligibility

You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled or have been accepted for full-time study at ESU
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Meet the academic need criteria as established by the SSS Program

NOTE: Meeting first-generation, low-income and/or disability program eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into SSS. Prospective participants must also demonstrate the ability to benefit from program services.

Students who have attained a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the program.


If you feel that you or your student would benefit from our program, please print and mail this application to our office at 1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Box 4005, Emporia, KS 66801; print and bring it to our office at 323 South Morse Hall; or call us at 620-341-5097 to make an appointment with the Director and complete the application at the office. 

For more information

Please fill out our inquiry form and we will contact you.