Student Support Services

Eligibility Requirements

The Student Support Services program is designed to serve undergraduate college students who meet specific program requirements set forth by the U. S. Department of Education.

To be eligible for admission to NW-SCC’s SSS program, students must be a U. S. citizen or permanent resident and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student because neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a limited income based on federal guidelines. Click on the following link for these guidelines:
  • Have a documented disability with Northwest-Shoals Community College.


How do I become a part of the SSS program at NW-SCC?

You Apply! Each year, the NW-SCC SSS staff meet face to face with students who meet SSS program requirements. These students then complete an application for our program. This is a voluntary support service; thus, only by returning a completed application in a timely fashion do you have the opportunity to secure a place in the SSS program.

By applying to SSS, you will be taking a giant step toward assuring your success at Northwest-Shoals Community College.