Student Support Services Program

The Student Support Services Program (SSS), funded by the Federal TRIO Programs, is designed to identify and provide services to a selective group of college students who meet eligibility criteria. All of our services are available at no cost with the intent of assisting students in accomplishing their goal of graduating from UB.

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Student Support Services at UB offers the following:

  • Academic Assistance to help students develop a plan to achieve their individual academic needs and goals.
  • Personal Advising to identify the options and resources available to help students resolve issues and reduce stress.
  • Access to the Learning Center located on the 5th floor of Wahlstrom Library in the Student Support Services office. The Learning Center provides a quiet place to study, as well as computers specifically for SSS student use. All tutoring for SSS students also takes place in the Learning Center.
  • Career Planning to work with students to investigate career options and to design a strategy for realizing their career goals.
  • One-on-One and Small Group Tutoring for writing, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and other subjects.
  • Group Study Sessions (Supplemental Instruction) for courses that are challenging for many students.
  • ExCEL Peer Mentor Program pairs first year and new transfer students with upperclassmen who provide support and guidance that promotes social and academic success.
  • Workshops and Seminars on topics such as note taking, time management, developing good study habits, overcoming test anxiety, stress management, learning styles, financial literacy, career planning, and applying to graduate schools are provided throughout the semester.
  • Financial Aid Guidance to educate students about their financial aid options, the process of applying for financial aid, and their responsibilities.
  • Cultural Enrichment engages our students in activities and trips, both on and off campus, that broaden students’ perspectives on culture, art, education, and more.
  • SSS Computer Lab provides SSS participants with a quiet space to do research and type assignments.


You are an excellent candidate to apply for these services if you answer yes to any of the following statements:

  1. You are a first generation college student (neither parent has a four-year degree).

  2. Demonstrate financial need based on federal TRIO guidelines (low-income households).

  3. You have a documented disability.

All candidates for the program must be United States citizens or permanent residents and be registered full-time undergraduate students at University of Bridgeport.

For more information on eligibility, please contact the Office of Student Support Services at (203) 576-4186 or see the application.

How to Apply

Complete an Application

Students may obtain an application in one of the following ways:

Submit your Application

Completed applications may be dropped off in person at our office, or sent by mail to Student Support Services at 126 Park Avenue, Wahlstrom Library, 2nd floor, Bridgeport, CT 06604


Eligible applicants will be invited for an interview with a Student Support Services staff member. During the interview, the Student Support Services staff member will explain the services available to eligible students. Students accepted into the program will be notified.

University of Bridgeport is committed to preventing or eliminating all forms of discrimination in its education programs or activities in accordance with its commitment to all federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in institutes of higher learning. The University provides equal opportunities to all students, or applicants for admission on the basis of; physical or mental disability (including perceived disability), predisposing genetic characteristics, hearing status, pregnancy, race, religion, color, sex, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran, and Armed Forces Service Medal veteran), domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, the Office of Civil Rights, the State of Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, or other human rights agencies.

Student Support Services

  • Phone(203) 576-4186
  • Fax(203) 576-4187

Wahlstrom Library, Room 519
126 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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