Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Student Support Services

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Student Support Services (SSS) is:

A federally funded, student-oriented program that offers supportive services to help its participants achieve success.

The services provided through TRiO are designed to help participants maximize their effectiveness as students and make informed decisions which will lead to a successful graduation and/or transfer. Each TRiO participant is assigned an academic coach (advisor) who offers students the kind of support necessary to take them from enrollment through graduation/transfer. Coaches are dedicated to providing individualized assistance that will enhance the academic, professional, and personal potential of the students who participate in the program. 

Benefits of Student Support Services

  • Academic Advising
  • Assistance in Course Selection
  • Transfer Advising and Assistance
  • Laptop, Tablet, and iPad Lending
  • Textbook Lending
  • One on One Peer Tutoring
  • Visits to Area Universities
  • Grant Aid Scholarships
  • University Application Fee Waivers
  • and More!

Grant Aid Scholarships:

Each year, 10 to 15 Program participants will receive a $560.00 Grand Aid Scholarship.

(Funding provided by the US Department of Education)


Federal income and eligibility guidelines apply. To determine eligibility status, please submit an application.


Student Support Services Staff

Cyrus Kooshesh
Program Director

Tedra S. Mewhirter
Tutoring and Career Services Advisor

Joshua West
Tutoring and Career Services Advisor

Kari Whittenberg
SSS Program Assistant

Contact Information

Student Support Services Office is located in room 1H2
Phone: 815.835.6268 
TDD: 815.835.6206

SVCC provides equal opportunity and affirmative action in education and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, disability, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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