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Program Overview

Have you declared a major or minor in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) within the College of Science and Engineering? Are you facing challenges in your classes? You don't have to deal with them alone.

Student Support Services STEM wants to provide you with what you need to reach your academic goals:

  • one-on-one tutoring and a personal college success coach
  • group study
  • peer mentoring
  • Science Pipeline, a living-learning community
  • undergraduate research opportunities (paid and unpaid)
  • skill-building seminars and workshops
  • career trips
  • networking opportunities
  • calculator loan program
  • financial aid information
  • membership in the SSS Association... and more!

The TRIO/Student Support Services STEM program at Texas State University is 100 percent federally funded at $220,000 annually.

Program Eligibility

You must be a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen) in need of academic support who has declared a STEM major that is under the College of Science and Engineering. Additionally, you must meet one or more following requirements:

  • First-generation college student – neither parent has completed a four-year college degree    
  • Meet low income guidelines (view complete guidelines)
  • Have a documented disability – documentation of a disability (learning or physical) must be on file with the Office of Disability Services or Texas Rehabilitation Commission.

Steps to Apply

Beginning May 1, 2018 SSS STEM is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. To apply, follow the steps below.

Are you interested in applying for the Science Pipeline? If so, please fill out the Science Pipeline Application, which covers both the Science Pipeline and SSS STEM. Learn more about the Science Pipeline.