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Our Mission

The mission of Student Support Services (SSS) at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks is to increase the academic achievement, retention, and graduation rates of first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities.

Our staff is dedicated to providing a broad base of quality services with a focused holistic approach and student-centered learning environment. At SSS, our goal is to strengthen student self-efficacy, resilience and sense of belonging during their journey to graduation.

What Does SSS Offer?
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Course selection
  • Information for financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships
  • Education and advising to improve financial and economic literacy
  • Assistance with graduate and professional programs applications
  • Individualized advising for personal, career, academic information, and activities
  • Exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available


SSS students graduated w/in 6 years or less


fall to fall retention

% Eligible @UAF

baccalaureate seeking freshmen in the fall were either FG or LI

Academic Standing

SSS students were in good academic standing

Adviser-Student Ration

national student-advisor average = 300:1

AK Can

higher retention rates with SSS at UAF

*Note: statistics are calculated on a 5-year cycle in accordance with our grant requirements; these data are from our 2015-16 grant application and will be updated during the next re-application cycle.

What is Emerging Scholars Academy?

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Student Support Services
514 Gruening Building
Phone: 907-474-6844
Fax: 907-474-7480

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

E-mail: trio.sss@alaska.edu

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