Providing assistance to historically underrepresented students

Student Support Services Program Eligibility


General Eligibility

To be eligible for the SSS program at Humboldt, you must meet all of the following requirements.

  • Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.
  • Be enrolled at HSU in the next academic term.
  • Have need for academic support as determined through review of your SSS application.
  • Meet low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled student criterion.

First-Generation and Low-Income Criterion

In general, the criteria for first-generation status means that neither of your parents have received a baccalaureate degree.

The criteria for low-income means your family's taxable income for the preceeding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Federal TRIO Programs Annual Low Income Levels

(effective January 28 2014, until further notice)

Family Size Income
1 $17,505
2 $23,595
3 $29,685
4 $35,775
5 $41,865
6 $47,955
7 $54,045
8 $60,135
For family units with more than 8 members, add $6,090 for each additional family member.