Student Support Services

UAA TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) offers support services to students with limited income, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) have not earned a baccalaureate degree, and/or who experience a documented disability. Each year, TRIO SSS supports 160 participating students navigate through to graduation. There is no cost for eligible students accepted into the program. 

Services SSS Provides Participating Students:

  • Academic Mentoring Support.
  • Assessment Testing: Accuplacer, Learning Styles and Strengths Quest Inventories.
  • Assistance with Degree Planning and Academic Mapping.
  • Bridging Program/Mentoring: Orientation to UAA and the College Experience.
  • College Survival Skills Instruction (3 Credits): Formal instruction on keys to successful college learning and degree completion.
  • Community and Campus Cultural Events: SSS Club, Cultural Expose's, Performing Art Culture Exposure, and Welcome Gatherings.
  • Financial Aid Assistance: Help completing the FAFSA, scholarship essay and referral assistance, tuition waivers, and Financial Literacy 101 Instruction.
  • Notification Services: email, text, and mobile phone announcements and campus alerts via School Messenger.
  • Skill Development Workshops: Financial Literacy and Resume Development.
  • Tutorial Assistance: Smarthinking On-line tutoring, individualized tutoring, and referral to campus/departmental tutoring. 
Student Support Services is a fully-funded TRIO program of the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $228,186.00 annually. Sec. 402D HIGHER EDUCATION ACT OF 1965 SEC. 402D.20 U.S.C 1070a-14.
TRIO Student Support Services
907-786-1380
uaa_sss@alaska.edu

Meet the SSS Team

Interested in becoming a SSS participant?

Applicants need to meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be first in their family to pursue a bachelor's degree and/or come from a family with an annual income that qualifies them for a Pell grant;
  • OR experience a disability;
  • OR be a recent student from foster care.
Apply to Join SSS