Support Services

How to maximize your college experience with our support.


Free Tutoring

Acker Scholars have access to free tutoring through Tutoring and Academic Support Services. It’s your destination for individual and group tutoring in all disciplines.

Support throughout CPMC

Acker Scholars are talented, multifaceted individuals; therefore, there may be more than one program that aligns with your background and interests. Check out the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Ronald McNair Scholars Program (McNair), and Student Support Services (SSS) to get started. These programs offer career development and preparation for graduate and professional schools, as well as other holistic support resources and opportunities.

Support Outside the Classroom

Help With Costs

Acker Scholars enter the university with merit scholarships and remain eligible by following the program requirements and UB’s criteria for renewability. Scholars are encouraged to complete the FAFSA and to apply for other types of financial aid in addition to their merit scholarship.

Note: The Daniel Acker Scholars Program is supported in part by the SUNY Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarship Program, which does not require Daniel Acker Scholars to demonstrate financial need.

Individualized Advisement

The tight-knit Acker community offers a small-college experience with the kind of benefits only found at a large research institution like UB. As an Acker scholar, you’ll receive the kind of personalized advising that makes a difference when it comes to selecting courses, choosing your major and identifying the co-curricular activities that enhance your academic and personal growth.

Preferred Housing

As an Acker Scholar, you can choose to live on a first-year interest (FYI) floor in the Governors Complex residence hall — an opportunity to live with students who share similar interests. Students in UB’s first-year interest communities attend programs and events specifically designed for their area of academic interest. Each group has a faculty/staff advisor and is supervised by academic assistants.