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SOS Food Pantry
Save Our Students (S.O.S) Food Pantry & Green Room
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays - Fridays: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
302 Home Avenue | Phone: 931-221-6120 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- SOS Food Pantry
A donation-based food pantry that supplies supplemental food to those in need at Austin Peay State University.
- SOS Emergency Funds
Emergency funds that can cover unexpected financial hardship.
- TRiO Student Support Services
Provides academic and financial support services to first generation students and low income students.
- Veterans Upward Bound
A free program offering academic assistance to first generation veterans and low income veterans.
- Boyd Health Services
Provides basic medical care to enrolled students. There is no office fee, but lab tests and medications will be billed to the student's account.
- Student Counseling Services
Offers individual counseling, group counseling, and referrals for free to enrolled students.
- Career Services
Helps students find jobs on campus and in the community, assists with internships, and offers resume writing and interview workshops.
- Miller/SGA Emergency Loan Fund
Provides enrolled full-time students with access to emergency financial assistance. The maximum amount of the loan is $250, and full payment must be made within 60 days of the loan disbursement.
- APSU Financial Aid
Can provide students with information on loans, grants, scholarships, and other types of financial aid.
- APSU Housing/Residence Life & Dining Services
Can provide students with on-campus housing and meal plans, including summer housing, for a cost.
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