Student Support Services is a program that is funded by a TRIO grant through the U.S. Department of Education. We have certain guidelines for who can join, as determined by our federal grant.

To be eligible for Student Support Services you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.
  • You must be a first-generation college student, which means your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) with whom you lived until your 18th birthday did not complete a baccalaureate degree.
  • And/or you must have overcome significant financial obstacles to be able to attend Brandeis, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Online Application- apply for 2023-2024 academic year admission

Online application- Apply for 2024-2025 Academic Year Admission (COMING SOON)


Student Support Services has a limited enrollment of 150 students. Each year, the program has about 40-45 available spots, and acceptance into the program can be competitive.

Invitations are sent out to first-year students and transfer students who may be interested in the program. However, students can join the program at any point in their Brandeis career, not just in the first year.

Contact Us

Please feel free to email with any questions about the Student Support Services program and application process.