Support Network

Welcome to Dowling Student Support Services. We provide a variety of resources and support services for first-generation college students. Please read below to learn about the specific services we offer and review our eligibility requirements.

Services Include:

  • Academic support/tutoring.
  • Academic advisement and counseling.
  • Financial resources advisement.
  • Financial literacy.
  • Technology support.
  • Stress and time management skills.
  • Career and graduate school planning.
  • Alumni network.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • First-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year college).
  • U.S. citizenship; non-citizens must meet eligibility requirements for federal financial aid.
  • Demonstrate academic need.
  • Full-time undergraduate (12 credits) enrollment.
  • Out of school for five years.
  • Earned a GED.

Interested students must meet with a staff member to discuss their academic need and to determine eligibility. Once a student is enrolled in the program, an educational plan is mutually developed. Students are expected to take an active role in the SSS program.

The program is funded to serve a limited number of students. Therefore, eligible students may be placed on a waiting list.

The TRIO Student Support Services Program receives 100 percent of its funding through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase the retention and graduation rate of eligible students attending Dowling College.

Reserve Your Place at our Fall Open House Saturday November 15th 9AM-3PM!