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 EOP-SSS Information Sessions

We invite you to join a virtual information session to find out more about our program and important application information on the following dates:

  • September 9, 2020 at 2:00pm
  • September 23, 2020 at 2:00pm
  • October 7, 2020 at 2:00pm
  • October 21, 2020 at 2:00pm
  • November 4, 2020 at 2:00pm
  • November 18, 2020 at 2:00pm

Please visit to register for a session. On the calendar in the bottom right corner, click the date of the session you want to attend. Once you click the date, you will see “Virtual Visit – Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).” Click that link to complete and submit the registration form. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email.



  • You 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 in order to successfully complete a post-secondary educational program.
  • Complete your Marquette University undergraduate admissions application by the EOP-SSS admissions deadline.
  • Be a citizen of the United States of America or meet the residency requirements needed for federal student financial assistance.
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither of your parents holds a bachelor’s degree) AND/OR your family must be considered low-income under federal income guidelines (Click to check income levels.

Email is the primary method of communication at Marquette University unless prohibited by law. In order 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 2021 -2022 academic year. Our application has recently changed, so please be sure to read through it carefully.

Step 1: MU Official Application

Please complete Marquette University undergraduate admissions application process at

Step 2: Complete the Student Support Services Supplemental Application

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

Step 3: Financial Verification

Please submit your parent/guardian's signed 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns if you are a dependent student. Submit your signed 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns if you filed. If you or your family are not required to file taxes, we may accept other income documents such as FoodShare, Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, TANF/W-2 and Legal Guardian/Ward of State. Please include case number(s). These financial documents should be uploaded to your status page after you submit your online SSS Supplemental Application.

In addition, you will also need to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the 2021-2022 FAFSA.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EOP-SSS APPLICATION DEADLINES. Completed applications will be reviewed after each deadline. Selected applicants will be contacted via email for an interview.

First Deadline: November 2, 2020 at 4:30pm

Final Deadline: December 1, 2020 at 4:30pm

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