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College Success Will Be Yours | June 29 - July 31

The LIONS Program is a summer residential academic enrichment experience that assists new freshmen admitted to UAPB in making a successful transition from high school and home to college life.

How the LIONS Program benefits you
  • Get ahead when you enroll in 6 credits (English and Algebra)
  • Attend early placement testing and registration
  • Attend tutoring sessions and “College Knowledge” seminars
  • Reside in the Living Learning Center residence hall*
  • Attend Fall Freshmen Orientation
  • Meet other new freshmen
  • Get to know faculty and staff
  • Develop supportive relationships and lasting new friendships
*Jefferson County residents may live off campus and purchase the Commuter Meal Plan

Cost of the LIONS Program    
 In-State Out-of-State
Tuition (6 Credits)  $1,026   $2,328
Academic Fees $610 $610
Room $600 $600
Meal Plan $750 $750
Books & Supplies $300 $300
Total Program Cost $3,286   $4,588
LIONS Application Fee -$500  -$500
Deduct Summer II Financial Aid Award TBD by 2020-2021 FAFSA (summer)  TBD by 2020-2021 FAFSA (summer) 
Summer LIONS Award Paid by UAPB
Program Cost Less Awarded Financial Aid and LIONS Program Application Fee Program Cost Less Awarded Financial Aid and LIONS Program Application Fee 

Ready to apply? Here's how you do it:
  • Apply for admission to UAPB
  • Submit your ACT/SAT score, immunization record, and final high school transcript  
  • Apply for the 2021 LIONS Program
  • Apply for campus housing and pay a $100 deposit for summer II and $25 for fall
  • Complete the FAFSA (2020-2021 summer) for a financial aid award for summer school by April 30, 2021 (use UAPB Federal School Code: 001086)
  • Participants not awarded the summer PELL Grant may be required to pay the equivalent amount, out-of-pocket
  • Submit the LIONS Program application and the $500 application fee by April 30, 2021
  • Enroll as a full-time student for fall semester 2021
Note: Awarded financial aid will be applied to the student’s account balance for summer II first. You will not receive a refund for summer II.

For more information:
LIONS Program Director | Carolyn Mills at 870-575-8362 or
LIONS Program Assistant Director | Edlun Marshall at 870-575-8369 or
Student Financial Services | 870-575-8302 or
Residential Life | 870-575-8079 or 870-575-7256
Office of Admissions | 870-575-8492

The LIONS Program and other initiatives within the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success are financially supported in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Strengthening Institutions, Title III, Part B, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program.