Student Support Services

Find help with advising, tutoring, mentoring, course selection, financial aid, career advising and more at Student Support Services. As a Federal TRIO Student Support Services program, our mission is to increase the academic achievement, retention and graduation rates of first-generation and 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 students’ self-efficacy, resilience and sense of belonging during their journey to graduation.


Connect with SSS

There are people you can talk to and turn to for help as you pursue higher education.
Whether you’re a first-generation college student, experience a disability or need financial help,
Student Support Services is here to ensure you get the support you need to succeed.



SSS student spotlight

Eric Peterson

Eric Peterson

Hometown: Colorado
Major: BBA in Business Administration, Marketing


Other opportunities

Students play video games in the Alaska Esports Center
Emerging Scholars Academy

Join the Emerging Scholars Academy and you’ll take part in a nine-day intensive summer program and a yearlong learning community cohort.

Learn more about ESA
Victoria and Ronnie hold up a plaque recognizing UAF as a first-gen forward institution
1st Gen AK

To celebrate and support first-generation students, Student Support Services and the Nanook Diversity and Action Center have partnered on the 1st Gen AK initiative to offer events and programs.

Learn more about 1st Gen AK

Events and workshops