Student Support Services - Project S.T.A.R.S.


What is Student Support Services?

Student Support Services is an academic support services program sponsored by Robert Morris University and funded through a U.S. Department of Education grant. Student Support Services is designed to identify and select qualified undergraduate students who, with support, will complete a baccalaureate program.

What is the Purpose of Student Support Services?

Student Support Services provides opportunities for the academic
development of undergraduate college students. The program helps
to motivate students toward the successful completion of their
post-secondary education, and facilitates the process of transition
from one level of higher education to the next.

What services are available?

  • One-on-one academic and personal counseling
  • Academic skills assessment
  • Personal and professional development programs
  • Study skills workshops
  • Time and stress management workshops
  • Tutoring
  • Standardized test preparation (GMAT, GRE, LSAT)
  • Career development programs
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Personalized Financial Aid services
  • Audio-visual library
  • Computer Lab

How do I qualify for Student Support Services?

The U.S. Department of Education and Robert Morris University have a set criteria.

Students must be:

  • At a low family income level --OR-- Potential first generation college student
  • Possess a documented disability
  • U.S. Citizen, national or permanent resident
  • An undergraduate pursuing the first bachelor's degree
  • A 2.00 cumulative GPA is preferred

How do I apply for Student Support Services?

Students can pick up an application on the second floor of Robert Morris University in Suite 221, download the PDF version, or complete the online application below.

For more information please call (312) 935-6100 or email

* Required information
Student First Name: *
Student Last Name: *
Student Middle Initial:
Address: *
City: *
State: *
Zip Code: *
Home Phone Number: *
Cell Phone Number:
Permission to receive text from SSS:
Email: *
Date of Birth
HS Graduation Year:
Start Term:
 Summer 2016
 Fall 2016
 Fall 2017
Program of Interest:
Current College Credits: *
Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic/Latino?
I need assistance with (check all that apply):
 understanding major fields of study
 counseling to assist with personal concerns
 career counseling
 finanical advising (assitance finding other sources of aid)
 problems which may affect my academic success
 other reasons

Please provide a brief statemet as to how you discovered the program and why you would like to join Student Support Services (SSS).
Statement can be completed in section below or be attached as a file.
Brief Statement:
Brief Statement File:

I consent to release the following information to the Student Support Services Program:
(must agree to all statements in order to submit application)
I Agree:  Release of information to the financial aid office concerning my application for an award of financial assistance  
I Agree:  Release of all academic records including a (Indvividual Education Plan (IEP))  
I Agree:  Release of my home and/or work number to my student mentor  
I Agree:  Consent to talk with an academic advisor of instructor if necessary  

Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.