Lyon College helping students pay tuition through new program

Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 6:06 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - Lyon College is hoping a new program could help students pay for their education.

On Friday, March 17, the college announced its “Backyard Access Plan” for graduates from 16 area high schools.

President Dr. Melissa Taverner explained the program would help select area students.

“If a student is a full Pell student and they have access to the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship, we’re going to cover the rest of your tuition,” she said. “If you have those two criteria, your cost out of pocket for your tuition for that year is zero.”

Dr. Traverner said tuition cost is a concern for every family. She hopes the new plan will help ease some of those worries.

“We wanted to do everything in our power to make it affordable for students, and where better to start than in your backyard? The Backyard Access Program is exactly that,” she said.

The following list contains all the participating schools in the program:

  • Batesville High School
  • Southside High School
  • Bald Knob High School
  • Bradford High School
  • Cave City High School
  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • Concord High School
  • Heber Springs High School
  • Highland High School
  • Hillcrest High School
  • Izard County Consolidated High School
  • Melbourne High School
  • Midland High School
  • Mountain View High School
  • Newport High School
  • Tuckerman High School.

You can find more information on the Backyard Access Plan on Lyon College’s website.