The STAR Program

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Our mission is to guide, support, and retain our students so that they may successfully graduate from Bloomfield College.

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant was awarded to Bloomfield College in the 2000-2001 academic year. Referred to on campus as TRIO SSS-STAR (Students To Achieve Renown), the program’s focus is to empower Bloomfield College undergraduate students enrolled in the SSS Program to develop the skills necessary to graduate college. Services include individualized academic coaching, educational workshops, financial literacy support and an array of academic resources.

The Bloomfield College TRIO SSS-STAR Program is funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 160 undergraduate students at $247,584 annually.

SSS is part of the federally funded TRIO programs. For more information on TRIO programs, visit: U.S. Department of Education

  • TRIO SSS-STAR is committed to providing comprehensive support services in order to to increase the college retention and graduation rates of program participants.

    All services are provided free of cost to program participants.

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    • Access to an SSS-only computer lab
    • Assistance in completing financial aid applications
    • Career counseling and résumé assistance
    • Cultural enrichment activities
    • Financial aid and scholarship assistance
    • Graduate school exploration
    • Grant assistance for pell-eligible students
    • Internship and fellowship guidance
    • One-on-one coaching with TRIO staff
    • Resource referrals
    • Supportive counseling
    • Textbook assistance
    • Tutorials
    • And More!

    • Participants admitted to the TRIO program commit to:

    • Regularly attend one-on-one coaching sessions with TRIO staff
    • Participate in academic and professional development programming until graduation from Bloomfield College
    • Attend TRIO-sponsored events
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    Student must:
    • Be U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Bloomfield College.
    • Be in need of academic support
    • Be any of the following:
    • “First-Generation” college student (neither parent(s) holds a four-year college degree)
    • Income eligible - your family taxable household income is at or below federally determined guidelines
    • Have a documented learning or physical disability

    The Bloomfield College TRIO SSS-STAR application is available!

    To apply, download the application and it can be emailed to SSS_STAR@bloomfield.edu or dropped off at the SSS-STAR Office in the Bloomfield College Learning Resource Center, Room 107.

    Note: Admission to the program is not guaranteed. Completed applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. If admitted, you will be contacted regarding the steps needed to finalize your enrollment in the TRIO SSS-STAR program.
  • TRIO SSS-STAR staff are available to answer questions about eligibility, services, and the application process.

     
    Contact Jessica Boles
    Yanett Bagce
    Director
    Email Me
    973-748-9000 ext. 1262
    Schedule An Appointment
     
    Contact Christina Dilkes
    Christina Dilkes
    Academic Coach
    Email Me
    973-748-9000 x1147
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    Contact Celeste Walden-Kelley
    Celeste Walden-Kelley 15’
    Office Manager/Mentor
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    973-748-9000, ext. 1170
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    Contact Jessica Boles
    Jessica Boles
    Academic Coach, MSW Intern
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    973-748-9000 ext 1150
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    Contact Patrick Vera
    Patrick Vera
    Academic Coach, MSW Intern
    Email Me
    973-748-9000 ext. 1167
    Schedule An Appointment
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    Please contact the Bloomfield College TRIO Student Support Services STAR Program for more information.

    The STAR Program
    Bloomfield College
    Learning Resource Center, Room 107
    Phone: 973-748-9000, ext. 1170
    Fax: 973-429-7528

    On Campus:
    Learning Resource Center, Room 107
     

    Mailing Address:
    467 Franklin Street
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
     

    Follow TRIO SSS-STAR on social media:

    Email: SSS_STAR@bloomfield.edu
    Remind: text@bcsssstar to 81010

     

    TRIO SSS-STAR
    FALL OFFICE AND COMPUTER LAB HOURS

    • Monday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.