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STAR

STAR (Student Transfer and Academic Retention) is a Federal Student Support Services program. It is designed to identify promising students and provide instructional support services above and beyond what is currently being offered.

Mission

The mission of the STAR Student Support Services program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of eligible participants, and to facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next.  The program assists 160 eligible first-generation, low income, and/or students with a documented disability, through the use of a variety of services, to clarify their goals, succeed academically in their chosen program of study, and to graduate and/or transfer to the university level.

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STAR Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the STAR Program?

    STAR is a Federally funded Student Support Services TRIO program. It is designed to identify promising students and provide instructional support services above and beyond what is currently being offered. The staff of the STAR program will work one-on-one with each student, to get to know them on a first-name basis and assist them with their academic and personal needs.
  • Who is eligible for the STAR Student Support Services program?

    Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines. You are eligible to be a part of the program if:
    • neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college
    • are U.S. citizenship or resident alien status
    • you have documented financial need, and/or a documented disability.

    Applicants will be selected two times per year.

  • What services are provided?
    • Academic, goal setting and career counseling
    • Progress monitoring and personal support through regular meetings
    • A limited amount of supplemental grant aid scholarships
    • Cultural enrichment activities
    • Peer/faculty mentoring
    • Four-year college visits and transfer assistance
    • Study skills, supplemental instruction and tutoring
    • Computer literacy and research skills
    • Summer bridge program
    • Academic enrichment class
    • Financial Aid and scholarship application assistance
  • How can I apply for the STAR Student Support Services program?

    Students interested in applying for the STAR Student Support Services program must complete a program application These can be obtained in the STAR office, Student Services Building, Room SSV 208. If you have questions call 661.722.6300, extension 6084.
Last updated: August 13, 2015