Who qualifies for ESS services?
To qualify, you must have academic need and meet at least one (1) of the following criteria:
- Be low-income according to federal criteria (see chart on the right)
- Be a first-generation college student (neither parent with a 4-year degree)
- Have a documented disability or special need
Participants must also be US citizens and working on their first bachelor’s degree.
How do I apply/request services?
If you think you may qualify, even if you're not sure, please apply. It's a short, simple application.
Step 1: Print and complete the APPLICATION . Submit it to Holtz Hall Room 102 or Holton Hall Room 103. (Applications are also available at both locations)
Step 2: We’ll verify if you qualify and email to either arrange services through ESS or refer you to another resource on campus. Qualifying for ESS does not guarantee acceptance into the program. We can accept 300-400 students a year based on our funding.
What to expect once accepted into ESS
Students who are accepted into ESS will meet with a staff member to complete an Educational Development Plan (EDP). This is a meeting to set your goals for success and program participation. Students with exceptional participation may be considered for Grant Aid.