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, and gain the necessary skills to either enter the work force or enter graduate or professional school. It's an opportunity for first-generation college students from low and moderate income families and/or students who have a disability to:tutoring

  • Strengthen academic skills
  • Develop personal confidence
  • Explore majors and careers
  • Build new friendships
  • Make plans for the future
  • Graduate

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.  

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 Scholarship Applications; Financial Planning; Economic Literacy Workshops
  • Instruction: Academic & Professional Skills Workshops and Seminars
  • Tutoring and Study Skills Assistance
  • Connections to useful resources