Arkansas Career Pathways

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Career Pathways

We help parents succeed as students
Career Pathways

Arkansas Career Pathways (ACP) 

ACP is a grant program designed to help support eligible parenting students by offering services that can assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient and increase job skills. Services include higher education, training, and assistance in meeting academic employment goals.

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Participants will have access to:

  • Case management services to assist with setting goals and planning support systems, and resources while in college
  • Assistance with job referrals while in school and upon graduation
  • Extra instruction for building successful academic and employment skills
  • Access to a private computer lab for homework and improving computer skills

In addition, parents may qualify for assistance with costs associated with childcare, transportation, tuition, books, and other direct educational expenses. Assistance decisions are made on a case-by-case basis after the intake process is complete.


  • You must be a resident of the state of Arkansas.
  • You must be the parent of a child under age 21 living in your home, AND
  • You must be receiving Transitional Employment Assistance (TEA) OR
  • You must be receiving food stamps or Medicaid, OR
  • You must have annual family income below 250% of federal poverty level (about $45,775 annually for a family of three)


How to Apply

Complete and submit the pre-application. Paper copies can be found in the Career Pathway Office, Burns Hall, room 1218. It is located across from the computer lab. 

Or fill out the pre-application online.

Pre-application Form

Career Pathways receives many applications each semester. Only those students selected for an interview will be contacted. If your would like to check on your application status or learn more about the program, stop by the Career Pathways office. 

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