Student Support Services

The Educational 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.



  • You must demonstrate motivation, maturity, and a genuine interest in pursuing academic goals
  • You must submit your completed Marquette University Admissions application by the admissions deadline
  • You must be a first-generation college student (neither of your parents holds a Bachelor’s Degree)


  • Your family must be considered low-income under federal income guidelines

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

The admissions process for the 2020-21 academic year has concluded.



Our application has recently changed, so please be sure to read through it carefully. 

Step 1: MU Official Application

Please complete Marquette University Application Process at

Step 2: Complete the Student Support Services Supplemental Application

You can apply on-line at: After submitting your application, you will receive an email from the EOP Student Support Services Program confirming our receipt of your application.

 Step 3: MU SSS Undergraduate Application Certification Page

You must complete the MU SSS Undergraduate Application Certification signature page found here. This can be scanned and emailed to or faxed to 414 288-1769.

Step 4: Financial Verification

Please submit your 2017 and 2018 signed Federal Income Tax Returns. If taxes were not filed you may submit other income documentation (for example: Signed Parents’ Federal Income tax form (if dependent), signed student income tax form, documentation of nontaxable income such as food stamps, Medicaid or SSI and include all case number(s)). Copies may be submitted but MUST BE SIGNED. These documents can be turned in to the SSS Office (Coughlin Hall, 3rd floor) or scanned and emailed to or faxed to 414-288-1769. In addition, you will also need to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA and the 2020-2021 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 1, 2019 at 4:30pm


Final Deadline: December 2, 2019 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