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Massasoit Community College (Student Support Services)

  • Dr. Dariel 'DT' Henry
  • Director, Upward Bound Program
  • (508) 588-9100

Program Description

PLAN (Proactive Learning Assistance Network) is a TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program. It is a federally funded program that helps first-generation, low income and students with disabilities with demonstrated academic need to overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. The goal of the program is to increase retention, graduation and transfer rates from two-year to four-year institutions of eligible students.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Race & Ethnicity

  • American Indian or Native Alaskan: 4%
  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 19%
  • Other: 1%
  • African American: 35%


  • Between 50% and 75%