To qualify for Student Support Services, students must meet one of the three following criteria:

  1. First-Generation College Student: A student whose parents did not receive a baccalaureate degree or, in the case of a student who resided with and received support from only one parent, that parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree.
  2. Low Income individual: An individual whose family's taxable income did not exceed 150% of the poverty level in the calendar year preceding the year in which the individual participates in the project as established by the US Census Bureau.
  3. Disabled: A disabled student is described as an "individual with disabilities who has a diagnosed physical or mental impairment that substantially limits that person's ability to participate in the education experiences and opportunities offered by the grantee institution.