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Student Support Services

We are committed to being a vital part of your academic success here at Columbus State. Eligible participants in the Student Services Programs receive one-to-one coaching on a regular basis, access to tutoring and mentoring, and many other academic-related support services.
The Student Support Services Programs are federally funded grant programs serving the eligible Columbus State Community College population. SSS/SSS STEM are part of the federally funded TRIO Programs. 
For more information, visit Federal TRIO Programs.

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Services provided by SSS/SSS STEM:

  • Academic Coaching
  • Tutorial Services
  • Career and Personal Advising
  • Assistance in completing the financial aid process
  • Opportunities to participate in cultural and educational enrichment activities
  • Workshops designed to meet the academic needs of the students

How to Apply

Any American citizen or permanent resident student is eligible to participate in the Student Support Services Program if enrolled at Columbus State Community College and meets both of the following conditions:

  • “First Generation” college student ( neither parent has obtained a bachelor’s degree).
  • Family taxable income does not exceed federal level determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

To apply, please watch the short video under “Orientation” and fill out the required fields. We will send you any additional paperwork. Based on your path at Columbus State, we will determine if SSS or SSS STEM is a better fit for you.  

Confirm you watched the video above


Lori Billenstein- Director of TRIO Programs and Special Projects 
Ph. 614- 287-5875

Stacey Rogers - SSS/SSS STEM Manager
Ph. 614-287-5531

Office Specialist
Ph. 614-287-5777

Dave Ewans - SSS Academic Coach  614-287-5596 

Carla Burnett - SSS Academic Coach
Ph. 614-287-5426

Stephanie Farris-SSS/SSS STEM Learning Support Specialist

Brian Dixon-SSS STEM Academic Coach
Ph. 614-287-3930

SSS STEM Academic Coach

* Please contact staff members directly for hours of service