WHAT IS THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS) PROGRAM?

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The Student Support Services Program is designed to—

(a) Increase the retention and graduation rates of eligible students

(b) Increase the transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions; and

(c) Foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SSS PROJECT AT PCCUA?

A student is eligible to participate in the Student Support Services project if the student meets all of the following requirements:

(a) Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.

(b) Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at PCCUA.

(c) Has a need for academic support in order to pursue successfully a postsecondary educational program.

(d) Is—

     (1) A low-income individual

     (2) A first generation college student; or

     (3) An individual with disabilities.

WHAT ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?

  • Academic advising and course selection

  • Financial aid counseling and assistance

  • Financial literacy

  • Transfer information and assistance, including college trips

  • Instruction in study skills

  • Career exploration

  • Peer and computer assisted tutoring

  • Advocacy with staff and faculty

  • Open computer lab.

  • Video supplemental instruction

 These services are provided free of charge to SSS participants.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR SERVICES?

Applications may be obtained from Carolyn Holloway in Room C302 of the Arts & Sciences building on the Helena campus (338-6474, Ext. 1175), from Scarlet Lamb in Room C103 on the DeWitt campus (946-3506, Ext. 1620) , and from Sonya Allen Jones in Room B105 on the Stuttgart campus (673-4201, Ext. 1828).  All applicants who meet basic criteria will be interviewed by a staff member to determine interest in and need for the program. 

If accepted into the Student Support Services program, the student will be expected to participate in program activities and meet with the SSS staff regularly.

 

 
     
 
DeWitt Campus, (870) 946-3506  Helena-West Helena Campus,  (870) 338-6474   Stuttgart Campus (870) 673-4201
Street Address:
PCCUA Helena, Campus Drive, Helena-West Helena AR 72342| PCCUA DeWitt, 1210 Rice Belt Ave, DeWitt AR 72042| PCCUA Stuttgart, 2807 Hwy 165 South, Stuttgart, AR  72160-2408