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Student Development & Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965. SSS has been in existence on Claflin University campus since 1973.

SSSS is designed to provide quality support services to increase the retention and graduation rate of eligible students. SSS works cooperatively with faculty, academic departments and other university programs
to increase university-wide services.

Why Enroll in SSS?

SSS students have high retention rate, meaning that they are more likely to complete their academic programs. The extra support students receive through SSS helps them become more successful in achieving their academic goal.

How Do I Apply?

Complete an application(pdf) or stop by the office in the Campus Center. Once accepted, you will work with your SSS counselor to develop an Individual Education Plan to ensure that your academic and personal concerns are addressed.

Am I eligible?

To receive assistance you must be a U. S. Citizen/registered permanent resident and accepted
for enrollment/currently enrolled at Claflin University
and meet one of the following:

  • First generation student (neither parent has a four-year college degree).
  • Low-income student who receives financial assistance based upon the current federal income guidelines.
  • A documented disability

Download an application from (pdf) the website.
Print it and complete the application:
Mail the application to:

Claflin University
887 Goff Avenue
Orangeburg, SC 29116