Academic, Financial and Personal Advising

SSS professional staff provide a wide range of counseling and advising services including, but not limited to: academic assessment and placement, campus and community information and referral, career exploration and employment readiness services, disability services coordination and advocacy, personal finance and financial aid counseling, personal counseling and advocacy.

Peer Mentors

Adjunct to the professional staff, SSS Peer Mentors are an additional resource for
program participants. Participants themselves, Peer Mentors are familiar with the SKC community, can answer many questions and provide referrals as appropriate.

Textbook Loans

A limited number of textbooks are available for loan for the quarter on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tutoring Services

SSS participants are eligible for free tutoring services. Career Services provides names of tutors. SSS can also help to coordinate group tutoring or study groups.


SSS staff, SKC faculty, or special guest speakers will present a variety of workshops each quarter to enhance student academic and personal growth. Topics range from tips for college success to healthy lifestyles to job hunting strategies.

Cultural and Social Activities

The rich cultural environment of western Montana provides many opportunities for SSS participants to attend a variety of activities free of charge, transportation provided. Local offerings such as the Elder’s Dinner and River Honoring as well as events in Missoula and Kalispell enhance the academic experience.

Scholarship Information and Assistance

Career Services maintains an extensive file of scholarship information. SSS staff and Peer Mentors are available to assist program participants with applications.

Career Exploration and Services

Career Services span initial occupational interest tests to selection of appropriate courses to resume writing and interview techniques. During the Winter quarter, SSS presents intensive workshops on all aspects of securing employment as preparation for the annual SKC Career Fair.

Transfer Services

SSS staff encourages students to transfer to four-year institutions or graduate programs. A Winter quarter workshop initiates a focus on transfer process and procedures including campus visits to UM and MSU Bozeman.

Computer and FAX Services

Computer access is available for coursework in the Career Counseling Center. Free FAX services are also available.

Grant Aid

SSS participants are eligible for grant aid awards based on a current participant file, enrollment for all three quarters with a minimum of 12 credits per quarter, a G.P.A. of 2.5, participation in SSS workshops and events, and contact as scheduled with advisers. Participants must be PELL Grant eligible and in their freshman or sophomore year and have unmet need.