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Welcome to Student Support Services

TRIO-Student Support Services

The TRIO-Student Support Services Program, a member of the University’s College Success Programs, is designed to assist students at UMaine who are: from low-income families, first generation college students (whose parent has not earned a bachelor’s degree), and/or students with disabilities. Student Support Services is a TRIO Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. UMaine SSS is affiliated with the Maine Educational Opportunity Association (MEEOA), New England Educational Opportunity Association (NEOA) and Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).

Check us out on Facebook at: TRIO-Student Support Services UMaine. Download our TRIO-SSS 2014-15-flyer (in PDF) for the 2013-2014 academic year .

Available Services Services for SSS students are designed to address personal, academic, and financial needs. These include:

  • Counseling Services
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Career Counseling
  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Information Referral Services (financial aid, housing, TANF/PAS)

For counseling services, contact Cecilia Adams or Catherine Athay in East Annex, at 581-2320 or via First Class. Contact the TRIO-SSS Staff

Find links to staff addresses, email links and phones at:

Financial Literacy – now available!

The University of Maine is excited to bring a new financial literacy and debt management program, $ALT. It is available for free to all University students. Here’s your link to Financial literacy!

Other Academic Services

  • Tutor in a 100/200 level, non-web based – contact the Tutor Program, 104 Dunn Hall, 581-2351.
  • Peer and Professional Mentoring: Contact Ceci Adams, 581-2322 or via First Class e-mail, 111 East Annex.
  • Referral to developmental courses in mathematics, biology, zoology, chemistry, critical analysis of literature and English composition.
  • Computer lab (Windows) for your use.

Special workshops

  • Meditation/relaxation
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Nutrition

Apply for services If you are interested in Program services, please contact us or complete this online application. A TRIO-Student Support Services staff member will follow up with you about your application. You may also contact us at: 

SSS News

Late-Spring Semester 2014 Newsletter

Our Late-Spring 2014 newsletter is now available. It includes advice about taking summer courses, final exam tips, FAFSA followup reminders, SSS resources at your disposal, Summer Work Program, and more wellness tips!

Mid-Spring Semester 2014 Newsletter

Our Mid-Spring Semester 2014 newsletter Mid-Spring Semester 2014 newsletter is now available. It includes important dates, personal checklist, FAFSA reminder, Disability Support Services information, scholarship links, wellness tips, and an invite to Soup and Cribbage!

Winter-Spring 2014 Newsletter

Our Winter-Spring 2014 newsletter is now available. This newsletter is sent to most students via their TRIO-SSS Advisors. It has information about filing your next FAFSA for financial aid, information about services we are offering, a link to our workshop brainstorm survey, a chance to earn a prize, and more. Please take a few minute to look it over and then complete the survey.