Student Support Services



Linda D. Frederick


Lake Campus 20A

(504) 286-5108 Main

(504) 284-5429 Fax


The Student Support Services Program (SSS) is funded through the U.S. Department of Education. SSS is designed to increase academic performance, retention, and graduation rates among eligible college students. The students are selected for the program based on certain federal guidelines regarding income, parents’ educational background, and a student’s need for academic support. Only first-time full-time college freshmen are eligible to apply.



SSS offers in-depth and intensive services to eligible participants beginning the summer before their first year in college until graduation.

Comprehensive services that will ultimately lead to graduation include:

  1. Academic advising/course selection per semester,
  2. Instruction in a mandatory SSS College Survival Skills course,
  3. Group and personal counseling,
  4. Vision/hearing screening,
  5. Mandatory tutoring,
  6. Structured early alert detection for failing students,
  7. Study skills sessions,
  8. Motivational and awareness seminars,
  9. Career assessment and counseling,
  10. Cultural enrichment activities,
  11. Peer mentoring,
  12. Personal banking and financial seminars,
  13. Financial aid seminars,
  14. Activities designed to assist students in applying for graduate and professional programs as well as obtaining financial assistance.