Student Support Services

SSS is located on the second floor of the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. 

Hours of Operation Fall '22

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

Adam Guillen
Academic Advisor
Monica Garcia
Academic Advisor
Veronica Silva
Administrative Secretary


Student Support Services (SSS) Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance academic skills, promote character development, and encourage individuals to recognize their unique potential by providing services in a caring and supportive environment.

SSS List of Services

  • Degree Planning & Registration
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Text-Book Loans
  • Private Computer Lab
  • FAFSA AssistanceApplication
  • Financial Aid Workshops
  • Scholarship Assistance
  • Personal Counseling & Life Coaching
  • Choosing a Major & Career Counseling
  • Study Skills Training
  • Campus Visits to Universities
  • Cultural & Education Events
  • Transfer Planning 


SSS Lobby - Students are able to mingle in the lobby area, complete homework, or wait to speak with an advisor.

SSS Kitchen Area - The SSS kitchen area houses our food pantry! Students are encouraged to utilize the pantry between classes and for meals!

Coffee Bar - Who doesn't like coffee? We've got it always on-hand and always free up in our area!

Private Study Room - Students often utilize this area to study between classes or catch some quick zzzs.

Private Study Room - Our study room is complete with sensory toys, aroma diffusers, a serene waterfall, and charging station.

Private Lab - Our private lab is available from 8am-5pm for all SSS students. Free printing is also available.

Private Lab - The TV and "lounge" area is utilized for various SSS Workshops and activities. Students can use this area (when not in use) to play games or watch movies.

Private Lab - The private lab is a great place to collaborate! We often have our tutors hanging out in the lab to help you with any homework questions!


Income Verification

Once your application has been completed, you must either have a FAFSA on file, provide SSS with copies of tax returns, or complete the Income Verification form. SSS uses this information to determine your eligibility to the program and will not share this information with any other entities. Please complete and return the form to the SSS office located in Ben Alexander. You may also fax your verification to 575.492.2620 or email


SSS Students in front of JFK's grave in Washington DC at Arlington National Cemetary.

Student Support Services (SSS) provides a highly supportive learning environment serving 193 first generation, low-income and/or disabled college students.  The goals of SSS are to increase retention and graduation rates and the success of its participants.

2019-2020 Annual Performance Report