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Services Offered

SSS offers various free services designed to ensure eligible full-time students on the Avila University campus are successful in their academic career. Some of these services include:

  • Academic Advising  - SSS staff members serve as the academic advisors to students in the program. The SSS advisor is available to provide academic, financial, career, graduate school and personal counseling to eligible students. They are here to guide you from your first day on campus through to graduation!
  • Tutoring - Free one-on-one tutoring for program participants in a wide range of general education and upper level courses. Tutors meet with participants for one-on-one sessions.
  • Mentoring - Each participant is assigned a mentor. The mentor is a staff member who stays in contact with assigned participants and can answer questions and concerns or refer participants to the appropriate resource for help. Mentors call, write and/or meet regularly with their participants.
  • Computer Use - The SSS office is open to SSS participants on weekdays from 8am-5pm and is furnished with computer stations and a study area. Free printing is provided in this area.
  • Grant Aid Scholarships - SSS will offer grant aid funds to eligible participants during the fall, spring and summer semesters. To be eligible to receive these funds, participants must have an active status, be Pell eligible and have an unmet financial need. For more information, meet with your SSS Academic Coordinator.
  • Courses - Special courses are designed to meet the needs of participants throughout their college career
  • Workshops and Related Activities - Participants in SSS may attend workshops on college survival skills such as time management and test anxiety; career preparation needs such as resume writing and interviewing; graduate school preparation and financial literacy. Workshops and courses offered are constantly evolving to meet the ever-changing needs of participants.
  • Assistance with Financial Aid Process - SSS staff will assist participants with the completion of the Financial Aid Renewal Application (FAFSA).
  • Financial Literacy and Planning - Educate participants on issues of finances and financial planning.
  • Career and Graduate/Professional School Advisement - Engage program participants in planning, preparing and with the completion of the graduate admissions process.

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


That’s the Avila Promise.

Your LAST chance to SOAR

Welcome Class of 2023

All first-year students are required to attend one SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising and Registration) event.

Your next opportunity is June 14, 2019.

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Commencement Activities


Grads at 2019 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2019!

To see photos from our celebration of the 102nd graduating class,

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Student Profile: Colin Hendricks


Colin Hendricks

Turning Avila experiences into a position as a user experience (UX) designer in the Cerner Business Apprenticeship program. 
Read more about Colin's experiences here.  

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