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Student Support Services Program Accepting Applications

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The Arkansas Tech Office of Student Support Services is designed to offer additional support to students who may need additional assistance in order to graduate.

Earlier this fall, Arkansas Tech University received a Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education, and the office is now fully staffed and accepting applications from students who wish to enroll in the program.

The program falls under the umbrella of TRIO, an initiative enacted by the federal government in 1965 to overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education and is designed to assist students who need additional support in order to graduate.

Students eligible to apply for the program include those who are first-generation college students from low-income families and current students who have disabilities evidencing academic need.

Arkansas Tech will use the federal funds to provide programs to 140 Tech students each year.

Jaime Martin serves as program director and she says students enrolled in the program have access to academic tutoring, financial literacy programming, academic advice and assistance and information regarding graduate opportunities.

In addition two Martin, there are two staff members, Lori Wineland and Jennifer McGill, who serve as advisors to students in the program.

Martin says the program will provide a personalized approach when working with students.  She adds, “The program will be tailored to meet the needs of each student.  We’ll have the opportunity to speak with the students to determine their needs, and we will be able to develop an individualized plan for each student to address areas where they may need additional support.”

Martin says her office is currently accepting applications, and students who wish to apply may click here to obtain an application.

To learn more about the program, email Jaime Martin at sss@atu.edu or call 479-880-4122.

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