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Eligibility and Application

Interested in joining CSULB SSSP?

If you will be the first in your family to graduate from college, are low income, and/or have a disability, we can help you navigate CSULB, graduate, and apply for graduate programs.

We only have a few spots open each year so bring in your application as soon as possible.

Eligibility Requirements

The TRiO Student Support Services Program at CSU Long Beach is federally funded by the United States Department of Education to assist 450 eligible students in their pursuit of higher education.

Federal eligibility requires that a student meet the following in order to receive program services:

  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident  
  • Currently enrolled at CSULB 
  • Meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • A first-generation college student (parents/guardians have not received a four-year college degree)
    • Financially limited (based on federal standards)
    • An individual with disabilities
  • Have a need for academic support to successfully pursue a college education
  • Demonstrate a potential for success with the program's support

Ways to Fill Out Your Application

Everything in the application is confidential. Answering the questions are voluntary. The information you provide is important to help us understand your academic needs and motivation to succeed so we can better serve you.

1. The EASIEST way is to fill it out online HERE.

You will receive an email with a link to PRINT and SIGN your application with your FULL Social Security Number (federally required).

2. You can also download and print the application.

**Please note that if you are considered to be a Dependent student by the Financial Aid Office you MUST have your parent / guardian sign your SSSP application.

Ways to Turn In Your Application

Signed applications with full Social Security Numbers can be turned in via:

1. Bring it into the SSSP Office during office hours. We are located at LA1-100/104 (near the Library, EOP, and KJazz).

2. Mail it in to the address below:

TRiO- Student Support Services Program

1250 Bellflower Boulevard, MS #1403

Long Beach, CA 90840-1403