AIMSS - Services & Fees

Services

The AIMSS program works with each student to develop an individualized plan to support personal and academic goals. The three areas of focus include: academic skills, social skills, and daily living skills.

Academic Support

  • Building self-advocacy
  • Recognizing and requesting reasonable accommodations
  • Learning to communicate effectively with professors
  • Developing visual schedules and other organizational skills
  • Planning for homework, studying, and test-taking
  • Using study area exclusively for AIMSS students
  • Receiving course selection recommendations
  • Mentoring individual students

Social Skills Support

  • Get assistance with involvement in on-campus activities, groups or organizations
  • Form bonds with AIMSS students and staff through a variety of available activities or meals
  • Participate in individual and small group mentoring

Independent Living Skills Support

  • Gain independence during the transition to college and adulthood
  • Learn and practice effective skills to use in dorms
  • Participate in foundations groups that teach independent living skills
  • Advise individual and small groups on common skills such as housing responsibilities, nutrition and exercise, proper sleep, and financial planning.

Program Fees

The AIMSS program fee is $5,000 per semester. Fees must be paid in full before the start of each semester. Accepted students will be sent a billing email to the students FSU email account. This email will provide general billing information and directions to the website to pay the balance due.
 
Scholarships for the AIMSS program are currently unavailable. The Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS)(or “Vocational Rehabilitation” as it is called in some states) sometimes have funding opportunites. They have their own referral and application process.
 
It is recommended that you begin by contacting the Division of Rehabilitative Services in your home state, but if you are interested in speaking to Fairmont State Universities Local Branch see the contact information below.
 

Diane Heldreth, MS, CRC
Branch Office Manager
416 Adams St., Suite 240
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-367-2714
Fax: 304-367-2716
Patricia.D.Heldreth@wv.gov