TRiO/Student Support Services

Mission Statement:

The mission of the University of Dubuque Student Support Services (SSS) program is to foster the academic success of participants.  A crucial aspect of the program mission is to empower students to achieve success through professional and peer-tutoring support as well as academic advising.  The program will offer seminars and workshops throughout the year to help students develop the skills necessary for overall success.


  • Intensive program of academic support and tutoring.  The grant funds both peer and professional tutoring services for SSS participants.  All services will be coordinated through the Academic Success Center.
  • Supplemental advising and mentoring (one-on-one meetings and individualized support)
  • Scholarship opportunity offered each semester
  • Informational workshops (study skills, money management, library research, etc.)
  • Financial resource information and assistance
  • Lending library for textbooks, calculators, laptops, and Kindles
  • Graduate and professional school exploration and preparation

Eligibility Criteria:

Participants must be University of Dubuque students who are US citizens or permanent residents and meet one of the following criteria:

  •  Low income as determined by federal guidelines
  •  First generation college student (neither parent has received a Bachelors Degree)
  •  Have a documented disability

Program Requirements:

Students enrolled in UD's SSS program must attend the ASC for tutoring and academic support services for a minimum of two hours each week.  Students should also meet with the Academic Advisor at least once or twice each semester to discuss academic progress, student needs, and to develop a schedule for the upcoming semester.

Program Application:

To apply for the SSS program at the University of Dubuque, please complete the attached application and return it to the Academic Success Center. 

TRiO/Student Support Services Application

Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2014:

The following link contains a list of scholarship opportunities. Please be aware of individual scholarship deadlines. If you have any questions contact Kathy Luksetich at 563.589.3597.

Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2014

Career Cruising: Online career assessment & exploration

One of the primary functions of Career Cruising is the Matchmaker. Follow the steps below to get started with the Career Cruising Matchmaker:

Go to:
Log in: Username: dbq email (        
Password: birthdate (mmddyyyy)      You then will be prompted to create a new password

*You will see you are now logged in with your own profile, so everything saved is secure and easily accessed by logging into career cruising with your personal username & password.

  1. Click the “assessment” tab
    You will see other assessments on this page we encourage you to check out, especially the learning styles assessment, there are some helpful study tips shared.
  2. Click “Start Matchmaker” and complete all 116 questions.

Once you’ve completed the matchmaker, feel free to explore the occupational profiles from your top 40 list, as well as checking out other aspects of the Career Cruising program at your convenience. We would especially encourage you to explore the career tab & complete the financial aid selector found under the financial tab.