Student Support Services receives grant renewal


North Idaho College's Student Support Services program recently received notification that the program will be funded for an additional four years thanks to a renewal grant for $235,689 from the U.S. Department of Education.
 
“This means current students are assured continuity in services as they work toward completing their academic goals,” said Student Support Services Director Barb Lundberg.
 
Student Support Services was implemented at NIC in September 2001 with funds from a federal grant. The program was established under the federally-funded TRIO programs, which were initiated by Congress 40 years ago to assist adults in receiving a college education, regardless of economic circumstance, race or ethnic background.
 
Student Support Services is an academic assistance program focused on helping participating students stay in school and successfully graduate from NIC and transfer to a four-year institution. Services provided include one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, supplemental instruction in English and math, educational planning, academic advising, workshops, assistance with transferring and financial aid and scholarship applications, mentoring and personal support.
 
The program is funded for $235,689 per year, which will allow Student Support Services to serve 33 percent more students each year, for a total of 160 students annually. Last year, more than 120 NIC students received services through the program.


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NIC Student Support Services Director Barb Lundberg, (208) 769-3499

Posted: Monday, April 4, 2005

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