About Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is all about student achievement and success.  Our goal is to help you succeed at Arkansas Tech University, help you attain graduation with a bachelor's degree, and gain the necessary skills to either enter the work force or enter graduate or professional school. 

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  • Goals for our participants
    • Strengthen academic skills
    • Develop personal confidence
    • Explore majors and careers
    • Build new friendships
    • Experience cultural enrichment
    • Make plans for the future
    • Graduate with a bachelor's degree
  • How to join SSS

    Eligible students can complete a paper application (found in the "How to Appy" section of our website) and submit it to the SSS Department. Eligibility is based on federally defined criteria where at least one of the following must be met:

    • First Generation College Student (neither parent has a bachelors Degree)
    • Limited Income (Income eligible per Federal Guidelines)
    • Have a documented learning or physical disability

    An eligible student must need academic support and be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident who has not yet earned a bachelor's degree but is committed to using SSS resources and graduating from ATU with a bachelor's degree.

    Applicants will be contacted to interview with the SSS Director to determine whether SSS is a good fit for their needs.  An admission decision will follow by e-mail soon after.

  • What can SSS do for me once I'm in the program?

    Below is a listing of a few of the many free program services offered to SSS Participants:

    • Academic Advice: Course Selection
    • Choosing a Major and Career
    • Develop an Individual Graduation/Academic Plan
    • Graduate School Planning
    • Financial Literacy: Assistance in filling out the FAFSA and Scholarship Applications
    • Financial Planning: Economic Literacy Workshops
    • Development: Academic & Professional Skills Workshops and Seminars
    • One-on-one Tutoring and Study Skills Assistance
    • Access to Study Materials
    • Exclusive computer lab and study rooms
    • Encouragement and Support
    • Connections to useful resources