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About the School:

Southern State is committed to its mission to provide accessible, affordable and high quality education to people in southern Ohio. The college's strategic plan represents a unifying guide toward fulfilling the college's mission and living its values. Collaboratively, a vision to be Your First-Choice College has been cast.

Laptop Programs:

Get FREE, limited data Wi-Fi and/or a Laptop at home with Southern State's SmartSpot® program designed for students. The College is offering a limited number of free wireless hotspot devices, with data limits, and/or Laptops to students who do not have Internet access or a Laptop at home. The program enables students to "check out" Internet service or a Laptop for up to one semester at a time-absolutely free. Both the devices and monthly service fees are fully paid by Southern State. The program is intended to help Southern State students access online resources at home, on a limited basis, to help support remote learning needs. The hotspot devices are filtered to block non-educational resources, and the laptops are not able to store information directly on the hard drive. Check out a Kajeet SmartSpot® device and/or a Laptop from the Library. Additionally, students need to turn in a signed consent form (available from the Library) for each device checked out. Who is eligible to participate? The program is open to students:Who are enrolled at Southern State. With no household Internet access, or access to a laptop at the time of sign-up How long can I keep the device? The device and service can be borrowed for up to one semester at a time. How much will it cost? It is absolutely FREE. There are no fees for the device or service. If the hotspot is lost, damaged or not returned, a fee of up to $200, will be charged to the student's account. If the laptop is lost, damaged or not returned, a fee of up to $500, will be charged to the student's account.

Accreditation:

Southern State Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)