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Student Assistance Program

Created as a response to the changing needs of students as a result of welfare reform, the Students Assistance Program, which started as the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), began offering services to students receiving the (TANF) government cash grant in 1998. Many changes to public assistance programs, the economy, and the needs of STLCC students have resulted in the expansion of the services and the populations helped by the Student Assistance Program.


The Federal TRiO Programs (TRiO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. Visit: TRIO at St. Louis Community College.

Academic Advising at St. Louis Community College

Academic Advising

Whether you're planning to transfer or begin a new career, academic advisement is one of the most effective means of assisting students in fulfilling their educational goals and academic needs. Academic advising provides you with accurate information that allows you to consider options and make realistic, well-informed decisions regarding your educational future.

No matter which campus you visit, a knowledgeable staff of qualified academic advisors is available to speak with you on a walk-in or appointment basis, by phone or online. We offer a broad range of services to assist in your academic endeavors. Your academic success is our No. 1 priority!

Counseling at STLCC

St. Louis Community College Counseling services are available to help students be successful in college and achieve personal, educational and career goals. All services are free to STLCC students and alumni. For more information and contact numbers, see:

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000