Since 1978, the¬†University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has sponsored Student Support Services,¬†a Federally Funded grant program through the U.S. Department of Education. There are over 960 colleges and universities in the US and US territories that assist students in their quest for a bachelor’s degree, many of which start at two-year colleges. Student Support Services at UALR is currently funded to serve 260 students who are first-generation, low-income, or have a disability. The staff of SSS include full-time staff members, graduate assistants, tutors, and work-study students. Student Support Services is one of the programs in the Academic Success Center.