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 by the Numbers*  

Graduation 44% SSS students graduated w/in 6 years or less

Persistence 94% fall to fall retention

% Eligible @UAF 60% baccalaureate seeking freshmen in the fall were either FG or LI

Academic Standing 97%SSS students were in good academic standing

Adviser-Student Ratio 56 :1national student-advisor average = 375:1

AK CanLearn more 17% 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.

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

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

E-mail: trio.sss@alaska.edu


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