Arkansas State University is "Bridging the Gap"

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University has announced a program to help students become better prepared for their higher education at ASU.

ASU's Student Support Services has announced their "Bridging the Gap" Summer Bridge program. The program introduces incoming or non-traditional students to the resources required for success in college. The program also provides them with an individualized introduction to ASU.

The "Bridging the Gap" Summer Bridge program is in it's 10th year at ASU. This year, the program will be held Tuesday through Friday, August 17th - 20th on the campus of ASU-Jonesboro.

To be eligible for the Summer Bridge program, a student must be a U.S. citizen or national or meet residence requirements for federal student aid. The student must also have a need for academic support. In addition, a student must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

·He/she must be a first generation college student

·He/she must meet income guidelines

·He/she must be an individual with a documented disability

The Summer Bridge program is a free program. Students who will live on campus in the fall will be able to move into their assigned room the evening of Monday, August 16th. The only costs incurred by students are for miscellaneous expenses (such as snacks and personal items).

For details, contact Lori Hutchinson at (870) 972-2320

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