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Participant Eligibility for Program Services

To receive assistance, students eligible to participate in SSSP/A.S.P.I.R.E. must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Enrolled, attending and have declared a four-year degree plan at UTB
  • College Ready (have passed all sections of the compass)
  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident
  • Highly motivated to receive a Bachelor’s degree in 4-6 years
  • In need of Academic Support (indicators are listed below)
    1) Low college grades
    2) Out of school academic pipeline for 5 or more years
    3) Limited English proficiency
    4) Lack of educational and/or career goals
    5) Lack of academic preparedness for college level course work
    6) Need for academic support to raise grades in required major)
  • Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
    • First generation college student (neither parent has received a four-year degree from a university or college)
    • Low Income (determined by family size and taxable income)
    • And/or have a documented disability(Registered with UTB Disability Services)


  • Income tax paperwork for the year PRIOR to applying for the program
  • Extra income paperwork (child support, social security, etc.)
  • Student Aid Report (can be obtained from Financial Aid or )
  • A signed Four Year Degree Plan with advisor signature
  • Unofficial Transcript (print from UTB Online)
  • Completed and signed Application

*Please note that students applying for the SSSP/A.S.P.I.R.E. program must have passed all sections of the COMPASS.

*Students must be willing to take 24 credits each academic year.

*Acceptance into SSSP/A.S.P.I.R.E. is competitive

SSSP/ASPIRE tutor helping a participant in the SSSP/ASPIRE tutoring lab
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