Student Affairs and Student Services

16 Student Support Services

Student Support Services 

The Mission: The office of Student Support Services is a federally-funded program designed to meet the special needs of the student. The program goal is to improve the retention and graduation rate of targeted students. The main emphasis of the program is to provide a special environment in which students can come for assistance in meeting their academic, personal, career, and social needs.

You must be enrolled as a Murray State College student and need academic support. In addition, you must belong to one of the following student groups:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the United States or met the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance

You must also meet any one of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree)
  • Be a qualified individual with a disability
  • Meet certain federal financial eligibility guidelines

Services Available include: academic advisement, career counseling, personal counseling, tutorial assistance, financial aid information, cultural events, advocacy, referrals to campus and community resources, orientation to campus activities and workshops. Workshop topics include: Stress Management, Note Taking, Career Options, Text Anxiety, and Money Management.



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