TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)

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Student Support Services (SSS) provides services to students from the first-generation and limited income backgrounds as well as students with disabilities. The program offers several services that inspire, challenge and empower students to persist and graduate from Murray State University. All services by SSS are FREE to qualified students.


Selection for participation in  the Murray State University Student Support Services (SSS) program is based on students meeting certain federal requirements.

Students must meet one of the following:

  • First-generation college student
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines
  • Have a documented disability

Students should also:

  • have an academic need
  • be either a freshman, sophomore or transfer student 

Program Services

SSS staff work collaboratively with MSU students to provide the following services:

  • academic tutoring services, which may include online or in-person tutoring
  • advice and assistance in secondary course selection
  • assistance in preparing for graduate school entrance examinations
  • information on the full range of Federal student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships
  • assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • financial literacy education for students and families
  • personal and career counseling
  • career exploration
  • graduate school visits, educational and cultural events
  • academic skill workshops

Contact Student Support Services

Student Support Services
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261 Blackburn
Murray, Ky 42071


Melissa Cooper
TRiO/SSS Director
Kimberly Johnson
Administrative Assistant II
Jessica Ray
Program Advisor
Renae Rohrs
Tutor Coordinator