To be eligible for the Student Support Services (SSS) Scholars Program, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Be a first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian received a bachelor's degree from a 4-year institution) AND have limited income according to federal guidelines below (from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html) ; be a first-generation college student only; or have a documented disability (learning, psychological, or physical as supported by documentation submitted to the Disability Services Office). Two-thirds of LHUP's SSS program must include first-generation college students who meet federal income guidelines. One-third of the total population of students with documented disabilities must also qualify as low-income. Important information for students with disabilities can be found at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/transition.html. Academic need is also considered, such as lack of academic preparedness, time away from academics, lack of personal support or information, among other criteria.
FEDERAL TRIO PROGRAMS
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For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,480 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,100 for Alaska; and $7,455 for Hawaii.
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018.
This information comes directly from the Federal Government site.