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Services Offered by Student Support Services

  • Academic tutoring – Designed to create better academic behavior, improve skills, persist, and enable students to complete post-secondary courses.
  • Advise and assist in post-secondary course selection – Assist participants in selecting and completing the necessary curriculum for college graduation and developing determination and persistence necessary to accomplish their goal.
  • Assist in the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits, and resources for locating public and private scholarships – SSS will partner with the Financial Aid Director at IUNW to provide the necessary staff, support, and training materials to effectively provide participants with information regarding financial aid application procedures, reducing dependence on loans, and increasing scholarship and grant assistance opportunities.
  • Assistance in completing financial aid applications.
  • Education services designed to improve student financial and economic literacy – SSS utilizes Financial Literacy 101 web tutorial, which focuses on topics such as financial aid, budgeting, investing, debt management, savings, and financial independency.
  • Assist SSS participants in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs.
  • Pregnancy Medical Absence - To request approval for a medically necessary absence due to pregnancy or childbirth, contact Davetta Haywood, Director of Student Support Services, at or 219-980-6942. 

Other Services provided by this project include the following:

  • Test Monitoring and Reader/Note-Taker Services – Students who have a documented disability will be enabled to receive time-and-a-half for exams, tests, and quizzes with a test proctor.  The student will also be allowed a reader for the exam if needed. 
  • Academic Advising – Provide students information and assistance to navigate the University system and to make appropriate decisions to achieve a meaningful educational experience.
  • Academic Workshops – Knowledge workshops provided on a variety of subjects such as, notetaking techniques, library research, study skills, and many more.
  • Cultural Events – SSS provides educational and cultural enrichment programs and activities for participants each semester such as, trips to plays, museums, and other fun events. 
  • Book Loan Program – Helps defer the cost of textbooks for students using this service.  Students can borrow any textbook available on file with SSS free of charge.
  • Laptop Loan Program – Students may borrow a laptop free of charge for up to four weeks.  Laptops are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Scholarship Assistance - Facilitates reduction of student loan debt.
  • Gen1 Program – Provide first-generation college students at IU Northwest a high-quality educational experience through intellectual, social, and professional development.  Informs first-generation college students about opportunities that will help them persist and successfully graduate.
  • Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for Pre-Math and Pre-Health Majors – Students who participate in the SIP will receive tutoring through SSS in the fall semester and will be eligible to borrow a book in their chosen SIP course.
  • Lead The Way Program – Journeys a cohort of students as they engage in a series of leadership development workshops.  Students will discover, develop, and deliver workshops to a group of Chicago High School students or their own peers.

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For Disability Resources at IU Northwest please see the ADA Accessibility at IU Northwest web page.