• Student Success Program


  • The Success Programs mission is to support students who identify as low-income, first-generation, or under-served to enroll in and persist in college.

    Success Programs can offer:

    • College and career navigation
    • Connections to on-and off-campus resources
    • Financial support to help meet urgent need
    • Extra support for students receiving SNAP via our STEP Program

    To explore what the Success Programs can offer you, contact one of the departments listed to the right and you will be connected with a Specialist.

    Success Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

    What’s this program all about?

    We help perspective and current Mt. Hood Community College students achieve their academic and career goals through individualized and ongoing resource navigation and support services.

    Who is eligible?

    It is free to enroll in Success Programs. Some characteristics of eligible students are:

    First generation: first in their family to attend college

    AND one of the following:

    • Receiving or are eligible for SNAP Food Stamp benefits, OHP, TANF, WIC, SSI, SSID, unemployment, PELL, Oregon Opportunity grant
    • Low income (defined as 150% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2019 - an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount)
    • Identify as a member of an underrepresented community (communities of color, immigrant, refugee, living with a disability, etc.)
    What’s in it for you?

    Specialists and program supports help ensure a successful start to, and completion of, your education at Mt. Hood Community College. Success Programs provide:

    • One-on-one support from a Student Success Specialist
    • College navigation
    • Career navigation: career exploration and job search assistance
    • Connections to financial and support resources (on and off campus)
    • Wrap‐around support to help students complete GED/ESL/IECC/ABS classes and transition to credit classes at MHCC
    • Direct financial support services to help with college costs: class tuition and fees (typically the first 1 – 2 two terms at MHCC), textbooks/packets, tools/supplies, transportation, emergency utility and/or living expenses etc. Type and amount of direct financial support services depends on grant eligibility and funding availability.
    What’s next? Contact us!
    • To explore what the Success Programs can offer you, call or email and you will be connected with a Specialist:
      • Adult Basic Skills
      • AVID/ Learning Success Center
      • Orientation Center/Hub
      • Accessible Education Services
      • High School Services
      • WorkSource Gresham (19421 SE Stark Street, Gresham)
    • Visit the Success Programs Office: 503-491-7471, Room AC2602 Hours of Operation:
      • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
      • Thursday: 10am to 2pm
      • Friday: 9am to 12pm

    People requiring accommodations due to disability should contact the Accessible Education Services Office at 503-491-6923 or aes@mhcc.edu. Please call or email at least two weeks prior to event