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Student Support Services Program


Funding for the Student Support Services Program is made available through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Student Support Services Program (SSSP) is located in The Academic Support Center in Room SS159 at University Center Rochester. Students must fill out a short application and meet with one of the SSSP staff before services are provided. You may complete the application provided by the link below and return it to the RCTC SSSP office SS159.

Students may qualify for SSSP services under one or more of the following three categories:

  • First Generation College Student
  • Low Income Status
  • Documented Disability

The Student Support Services Program provides assistance in the following areas:

  • Advising and Transfer Planning
  • Academic Assistance
  • English as a Second Language
  • Mathematics, Reading, Writing Skills
  • Study Skills
  • Web based Career Exploration information
  • Peer Tutoring


For more information please contact:

Administrative Assistant:
Deb Schloegel
(507) 285-7230
e-mail debra.schloegel@rctc.edu

Program Director:
Jason Bonde
(507) 280-3543
e-mail jason.bonde@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Othelmo daSilva
(507) 285-7566
e-mail othelmo.dasilva@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Teresa Tolmie
(507) 285-7527
e-mail teresa.tolmie@rctc.edu

Academic Advisor:
Tung Truong
e-mail tung.truong@rctc.edu

Tutor Coordinator:
Olha Ratushko
(507) 280-5534
e-mail olha.ratushko@rctc.edu

Minnesota Relay TTY 1-800-627-3529
Student Support Services Program

The RCTC TRiO Student Support Services Program is a federally funded program with an annual budget of $380,123.


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