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Student Support Services (SSS)

Our Mission

The mission of Student Support Services at Ocean County College is to assist and encourage first-generation college students, low-income college students and/or college students with disabilities through completion of a credential. We operate in a holistic, inclusive, and collaborative environment while delivering services that will immerse students in a challenging and engaging student experience. SSS emboldens students to be self-driven; to discover their own barriers, seek out solutions, and develop a positive mindset in their journey toward success.

How to Apply

Submit a Completed Prescreen Application!

Applications are available via this website, email, or in person. Spots are limited!

Apply Now!
SSS Trio Student Trip to see Harry Potter

Student Support ServicesDo you meet any of these eligibility requirements?

  • You are a first generation student*
  • You meet federal income guidelines, found on the U.S. Department of Education website
  • You are a student with a disability
  • You have an academic need (placed into developmental math and/or English, GPA less than 2.5, struggling to pass courses, recommended to SSS by a faculty or staff members, high rate of F & W grades)

* First Generation: parents/guardians did not complete a bachelor’s degree or whose primary custodial parent/guardian did not complete a bachelor’s degree.

Free Program Advantages:

  • One-On-One Professional Tutoring
  • Academic Planning & Advising—for transfer to a 4-year institution and/or career
  • Academic Coaching—keeping you motivated to reach your goals
  • Financial Literacy Education—to help you make smart, financial decisions
  • Social Engagement & Leadership Development—attend trips and conferences to discover your purpose and build your network

SSS Office Information

Office: Russell Building #7 – Room 113
Phone: 732-255-0400 Ext. 2135
Email: studentsupportservices@ocean.edu

SSS Office Staff

Helen Konz
SSS Program Director TRIO
732-255-0400 x2373
hkonz@ocean.edu
Russell Bldg. (7) – R111

Barbara McCormack
SSS Academic Coach
732-255-0400 x2228
bmccormack@ocean.edu
Russell Bldg. (7) – R116

Briana Cerbone
SSS Specialist
732-255-0400 x 2352
bferlisi@ocean.edu
Russell Bldg (7) – R113

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