Student Support Services

The Educational Opportunity Program – Student Support Services Program (EOP-SSS), an academic department of Marquette University, has assisted over 2,000 first generation college students and students from low-income families in obtaining a college education since 1969. 

EOP-SSS graduates have established successful careers and become leaders in health, business, law, government, and other professions. We invite you to explore the EOP-SSS tradition of success through education! 

What does EOP- Student Support Services (SSS) provide?

  • A six-week residential experience for admitted students the summer before freshman year, where students complete two three-credit Marquette courses, English, math and study skills seminars, and participate in other activities.
  • One-on-one and group academic-year tutoring, career, and personal counseling.
  • Individualized financial aid counseling and financial assistance.

Virtual Information Sessions

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  • Must demonstrate motivation, maturity, and a genuine interest in pursuing academic goals.
  • Have a need for academic support as determined by Marquette University EOP-SSS to successfully complete a post-secondary educational program.
  • Complete your Marquette University undergraduate admissions application by the EOP-SSS admissions deadline.
  • Citizen of the United States of America or meet the residency requirements needed for federal student financial assistance.
  • First-generation college student (neither of your parents holds a bachelor’s degree) AND/OR high financial need based on eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant.
    • If you would like to check your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, use the Net Price Calculator (English) / Net Price Calculator (Spanish). Be sure to continue all the way through the steps by clicking “Calculate Financial Aid” at the bottom of the estimated Père Marquette Scholarship screen. Please note that the amount calculated reflects an estimated student award for a non-EOP student. You should only focus on the Federal Pell Grant eligibility. If an amount is listed for Pell Grant, then you will be considered high financial need.

Email is the primary method of communication at Marquette University unless prohibited by law. To apply to EOP, you must have an email address that you have regular and easy access to.

How to Apply  

Application Process:

We are currently accepting applicants for the 2022 -2023 academic year. Our application has recently changed, so please be sure to read it carefully.

Step 1: MU Official Application

Please complete Marquette University undergraduate admissions application process at

Step 2: Complete the Student Support Services Application

You can apply online at: After submitting your application, you will see a confirmation message confirming our receipt of your application.

Step 3: FAFSA

You must complete the 2021-2022 AND 2022-2023 FAFSA by December 1, 2021 for your application to be considered for our program. The 2021-22 FAFSA is required for the mandatory 2022 summer program. The 2022-23 FAFSA is required for the academic year and will be available on October 1, 2021. The FAFSA application is available online at

High financial need is demonstrated by an applicant’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. An applicant that is eligible for the Federal Pell Grant is considered high financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to determine your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant.

Additional financial documentation may be requested by our office.

Please note the EOP-SSS Application DEADLINE is DECEMBER 1, 2021 AT 4:30 PM. Completed applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Selected applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.

Due to the competitiveness of the application process, we highly recommend you submit your completed Marquette application and your completed materials to SSS as soon as possible. SSS is unable to make a decision on your SSS application if your Marquette application is incomplete.

Contact Us

 EOP Main Office: 414-288-7593

Fax: 414-288-1769