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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services at Arkansas Tech University - Ozark Campus offers, to those who qualify, help with overcoming the barriers that first-generation, low-income and students with disabilities face in the classroom and collegiate environment. Student Support Services provides students with services and resources needed to be successful in the classroom and beyond. 

Student Support Services provides a framework for building and enhancing academic skills, career development, financial literacy, and leadership skills based on students’ need and aspirations. This tailored approach results in personalized services to maximize student potential and success.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Arkansas Tech University Ozark Campus is funded in total (100%) by federal grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education with an annual budget of $261,888 to serve 140 students.

*First-generation means the student's parents did not receive a 4-year degree. 

Features of the TRIO Student Support Services program include:

  • Enhanced student services such as intensive advising, workshops, career assessment, job search skills, leadership development and transfer assistance
  • Assistance with financial aid, applying for scholarships, and financial literacy.
  • Free cultural field trips and 4-year campus transfer trips
  • Free in person and online tutoring. Online tutoring is available 24/7.
  • Exclusive TRIO Lounge featuring a computer lab, free printing, course reserves, and equipment check-out


Eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus; 
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a National of the United States or meet the requirements for federal student financial assistance; 
  • Demonstrate academic need; 

In addition, those who satisfy the above conditions must also have at least ONE of the following apply to you: 

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has a four-year college degree; 
  • You are in financial need ("low-income" according to federal guidelines); and/or 
  • You have a documented disability and are registered with the ATU-Ozark ADA Coordinator