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Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP)

University of Wisconsin- La Crosse
La Crosse, WI, us
Program Affiliation:
  • University
Program Services Offered:
  • Classes
Applicants must have a high school diploma, a GED, HSED, or some college credits as long as they have not completed a bachelor's degree; must be self-designated as low-income. SSP primarily serves parents, but applicants without children are considered for admission
Program Description:

The Self-Sufficiency Program (SSP) encourages low-income parents to enroll in post-secondary education by offering a free, semester-length college preparation course. Over 14 weeks, students develop a foundation of critical thinking, writing, reading, and math skills; become familiar with the process of applying for admission and financial aid; and set personal educational and career goals. The class meets one to two evenings per week and free childcare is provided on-site during the class meetings. SSP graduates often continue on to two-year and four-year colleges and can qualify for a local cash scholarship for their first four semesters in school as long as they remain in good academic standing.


Contact Information:

Name: SSP needs (Andrea Hansen, Director)
Phone Number: 608.785.8733
Program Website:

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