Student Support Services

JJC Students: Get Personal Advising and More

First Generation College Student LogoApproximately 200 students can benefit from our Student Support Services (Trio SSS) each year. Those who participate receive benefits such as personal advising, access to helpful workshops, information about financial aid, individualized tutoring, transfer support, mentoring, college visits, scholarships and much more.

Trio Logo Student Support ServicesProgram Eligibility

To participate in this program...

You must: 

  • Be a U.S. citizen

You must also meet at least one of these requirements:

  • have a family household income that meets guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education
  • be a first-generation student (your parents do not have a bachelor's degree)
  • have a documented disability

Apply Now

Student Support Services Application

How Student Support Services Can Help 

We can help you...

  • Finish all JJC college course requirements for your program
  • Graduate from JJC
  • Successfully transfer to a four-year school
  • Achieve student success

More on How We Can Help

  • Services Offered to SSS Students

    Support Services

    • Academic support
    • Career Exploration
    • College Prep
    • Personal Development


    • College planning
    • Test prep
    • Financial aid
    • Scholarships

    TRIO Student Support Services provides:

    • Academic advising/holistic advising
    • academic monitoring/intervention
    • academic and character building workshops
    • educational planning
    • academic advising
    • financial literacy sessions
    • cultural/student enhancement outings
    • transfer assistance
    • 4-year college/university campus visits

  • Financial Resources

  • Upcoming Events

    Black History Month 2024:

    Jan 31st   Second Line Parade: Join us and the Windy City Ramblers in celebrating the start of Black History Month!

    Feb 7th & Feb 21st (A 1108 12:30pm):  Barber Shop & Beauty Shop Talks: Join us as we discuss hot topics & issues pertaining to our Black and African American communities through the lens of gender!

    Feb 8th (H-Bridge 10:00am-3:00pm) African Bazaar: Join CMAS in supporting minority-owned businesses & peruse & purchase authentic African apparel, jewelry & other goods representing the motherland.

    Feb 13th & Feb 21st (A-1002 11:30am-12:30pm) Join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our Racial Healing Circles - a unique space to address deep-seated wounds of racism and discrimination. Delve into core issues affecting our workplaces and communities, uncovering the roots of pain while fostering hope for a brighter more equitable future. Be part of reshaping our present and building a foundation for unity over division, where every voice is not just heard but valued. Join the journey toward a more inclusive tomorrow.

    Feb 14th DuSable Museum Field Trip (Depart at 9:00am) Don't miss this opportunity to visit the African American History Museum in Chicago and learn about major contributions of African Americans within the United States. Sign up in CMAS A-1116 or at the following link: 

    Feb 16th Black Teen Summit (Event Center 9:00am-1:30pm) CMAS invites area high school students for our annual 12th Black Teen Summit. The Black Teen Summit shows students the opportunities that are available through higher education while engaging in a dialog about today's intriguing educational topics.

    Feb 23rd Black Excellence Gala with Black Student Union (Lower-level J Bldg. 6:00pm-10:00pm) The Black Excellence Gala will unite Black Student Union organizations from various to celebrate Black excellence and culture while fundraising for scholarships that support the Black community at JJC. Please join us for a festive evening of networking, music, food and dancing in a sophisticated atmosphere. Attire: formal/semi-formal.