Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District announced today that the U.S. Department of Education will award grants totaling $799,213 to Student Support Services (SSS) programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada. These vital programs help students address their financial and academic concerns by teaching good study habits, time management, financial literacy, and decision-making skills. They also offer career counseling and help students identify and apply for financial aid opportunities. One of the grants allocates money specifically to UNLV’s Student Support Services program for students majoring in the fields of science, technology, education, and math (SSS-STEM).

“As a long time professor at UNLV, I have seen how students from all walks of life have benefitted from these student support programs. Through counseling and support, they foster academic growth as well as personal development,” said Titus. “I am pleased that the Department of Education has awarded these grants to UNLV and CSN, and I applaud both schools for their outstanding support of students both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Grant Award Breakdown:

-UNLV’s student support services program awarded $331,629 in grant funding
-UNLV’s SSS-STEM program awarded $220,000 in grant funding
-CSN’s student support services program awarded $247,584 in grant funding