Funding

Student Support Services is not a financial aid program. The benefits listed below are opportunities that are only available to eligible students who participate fully in SSS, and as funding and resources allow.

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

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 opportunities include:

Textbook loan service

Deadline to apply: August 5, 2015
READ instructions below first – you may only open the application once and must have all information to submit

  • Funded through UALR’s Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Alumni and Development
  • Only available as funding and supplies permit
  • SSS will not process your request until you return current book loans
  • SSS will not purchase access codes, books with access codes, or lab or workbooks
  • Applicants must be registered for classes that correspond to the requested books
  • Active SSS participants may be eligible to borrow up to two books per semester (find your textbooks here)
    • Active status for Fall 2015 textbook loans is at least one academic check-in meeting and two additional hours of SSS participation completed in Spring 2015
    • Applications for SSS students who do not meet “active status,” but who participated in prior semesters, will be processed after all eligible students and after the first week of classes
  • Access the Textbook Loan Agreement here
  • Other conditions may apply

Request Fall 2015 Book Loans

Grant aid

Fall Grant Aid Application not yet available. The criteria below will change.

  • Funded through the U.S. Department of Education SSS grant
  • Must be receiving Pell Grant funds to qualify
  • Total college credits, including transfer credits, ranging from 0 to 59 credits completed at time of application
  • For SSS active participants enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours (minimum 3 credits in summer), who are in at least their second semester of SSS active participation
  • 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, including 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, and Pell Grant amount
  • Applications cannot be saved: you can only attempt to submit one application
  • Other conditions may apply

Chancellor and Provost Scholarship

Academic Year 15-16 Applications not yet available. The criteria below will change.

  • Funded through UALR’s Chancellor and Provost offices
  • Applications cannot be saved: you can only attempt to submit one application.
  • For up to 25 SSS active participants enrolled in at least 6 undergraduate credit hours, who are in at least their second semester of SSS active participation
  • Fall funding preference to Juniors and Seniors
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Can be awarded once per academic year (Fall, Spring, or Summer) 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, including 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 with whom you have taken a class – form is linked above
    • You must send this faculty member your request and provide her or him with the link to submit the recommendation
  • Prepare in advance and submit in the online application a 250-word essay describing your career goals. If you are uncertain at this time, please discuss some career options you may be considering.  **This essay must be edited and of acceptable 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