Program Services and Benefits

ASPIRE students inside Diaz Compean Student Union meeting room

What is SSS (ASPIRE)?

Student Support Services (SSS) ASPIRE is a federally funded program designed to meet the educational needs of underrepresented students. One the SJSU campus since 1977, we continue to assist students with:

  • Class scheduling
  • Major/career exploration
  • Academic advising
  • Financial aid assistance

Most importantly, we make sure students feel comfortable and supported in our program.

SSS (ASPIRE) Program Benefits

ASPIRE is a small program that works with a modest cohort of 260 students a year. Our staff is centered on creating a “family-like” community for students and offer to meet with students more time to address the various needs of students. Here is a list of just some of the things we offer:

  • Individual Academic Advising
  • Computer Lab and FREE Printing
  • Cultural/Special Events (plays,operas, & more!)
  • Graduate School Trips
  • Fall/Spring Picnics
  • Informational Workshop
  • Special graduation commencement
  • ASPIRE grant (Freshmen & Sophomores)

How to Apply

Learn more about the SSS (ASPIRE) Program Application Process here!

If you have any questions about the application process please email us at 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)