Funding

UALR’s Student Support Services is predominately funded by the U.S. Department of Education and receives additional funding support from UALR and Bank of America.

Student aid

Some SSS participants may be eligible to receive additional financial support to ease the burden of educational costs. The application must be submitted online and is available at the provided link next to the title of the funding. These funding opportunities include:

Grant aid – SSS participants apply here

  • Funded through the U.S. Department of Education SSS grant
  • For SSS active participants enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours
  • Total college credits, including transfer credits, ranging from 0 to 59 credits completed at time of application
  • Minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA and prior semester GPA
  • Must be an active SSS participant who, in the semester of application, has met with his or her SSS counselor at least once and completed a minimum of “two hours” of SSS activities,┬áincluding tutoring, workshops, educational/cultural events, or additional academic/personal counseling with SSS (basic requirements of maintaining active participant status)
  • Must be in good financial aid standing and have unmet financial need that exceeds the minimum award amount
  • Grant Aid will be awarded each Spring and is calculated based upon your unmet need, GPA, Pell Grant amount, and the number of sessions with SSS attended for workshops, tutoring, and meetings with staff up through March 15th of that Spring semester.
  • Other conditions may apply

Chancellor and Provost Scholarship – SSS participants apply hereFaculty complete nomination form here

  • Funded through UALR’s Chancellor and Provost offices
  • For up to 25 SSS active participants enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Can be awarded once per academic year for a total amount of $500. May submit an application during either semester (will be awarded in that semester)
  • Must be an active SSS participant who, in the semester of application, has met with his or her SSS counselor at least once and completed a minimum of “two hours” of SSS activities,┬áincluding tutoring, workshops, educational/cultural events, or additional academic/personal counseling with SSS (basic requirements of maintaining active participant status)
  • Must be in good financial aid standing and have unmet financial need that exceeds the minimum award amount
  • Requires one faculty recommendation from a faculty member in your major/field of interest – form here
  • Submit in the online application a 250-word essay about your career goals. **This essay must be edited and of sound quality.** If you find it necessary, come to SSS Tutoring or the Writing Center to receive support in constructing this essay. Prompt: In 200-250 words, describe your career goals, possibly including what led you in such a direction and why you would like to work in your chosen career.
  • Other conditions may apply

Textbook loan service – Complete your request online here

  • Funded through a Bank of America grant and UALR funding
  • Active SSS participants may be eligible to borrow up to two books per semester (find your textbooks here), while funding and supplies permit
  • Beginning Spring 2014, to be eligible, SSS participants must have visited with their counselor and completed at least “two hours” of SSS activities, including tutoring, workshops, educational/cultural events, or additional academic/personal counseling with SSS (basic requirements of maintaining active participant status)
  • SSS will not purchase access codes, books with access codes, or workbooks
  • Access the Textbook Loan Contract here. Other conditions may apply