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.
Benefits of SSS
44% of SSS students graduated within six years or less.
90% of students retained from fall-to-fall.
58% of bachelor’s degree seeking first-year students in the fall were either first-gen or low-income.
97% of SSS students were in good academic standing.
70:1 student-advisor ratio
(national student-advisor ratio average is 300:1).
18% higher retention rates with SSS at UAF.
SSS student spotlight
Major: BBA in Business Administration, Marketing
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