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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)  $982   $2,232
 Academic Fees $610 $610
 Room $600 $600
 Meal Plan $579 $579
 Books & Supplies $250 $250
 LIONS Application Fee -$500  -$500
 Total Program Cost $2,521   $3,771
 Maximum Summer II Pell Grant Award
-$1,549 -$1,549

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 2020 LIONS Program
  • Apply for campus housing and pay a $100 deposit for summer II and $25 for fall
  • Complete the FAFSA (2019-2020 summer) for a financial aid award for summer school by April 1, 2020 (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 May 1, 2020
  • Enroll as a full-time student for fall semester 2020
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.