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Project Aspire (SSS/Trio)

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Project ASPIRE is a federally funded (TRIO Student Support Service) program whose mission is to work with first generation and/or Pell eligible students to help them successfully reach their goals at Gateway and possibly transfer to complete a bachelor degree at a four-year university. The services we provide are based on 1) what you tell us you need and 2) what we see in your academic progress.

  • personalized academic advising and coaching
  • writing and math support
  • Financial aid information
  • short-term personal counseling
  • assistance in the transfer process
  • career goal clarification
  • assistance with resume writing and interviewing skills
  • managing your money
  • social and cultural activities
  • access to student coaches

First-generation student (neither parent completed a 4-year degree) and/or income guidelines are met.

  • Applications are available in the Information Commons at each campus. (file drawer with FAQ’s)
  • Apply at Project ASPIRE office at the Edgewood campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway
  • Online Project ASPIRE application (formerly known as SSS) on the Gateway website