UNA LEAD Initiative Information Page

UNA is proud to be a partner with several Alabama school systems. The LEAD partnership allows you to obtain an advanced degree, certification, and/or micro-credential via UNA Online program offerings at a reduced cost. Please find links and information concerning the UNA LEAD Partnership, current school system partners, and instructions on obtaining the scholarship below.

Helpful Links

College of Education Graduate Program Options: https://www.una.edu/education/academic-programs/graduate.html
Information on the New Start Scholarship: https://www.una.edu/online/
Office of Student Financial Aid: https://www.una.edu/financial-aid/ 

Link for Applying (with instructions): https://www.una.edu/graduate/graduate-application.html
First-time Graduate Application Fee is normally $50, but is currently being waived for a limited time.

*After being admitted to UNA, please make sure to consult with your assigned advisor to discuss your specific program of study.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius (jdcornelius@una.edu) and Dr. Chris James (cljames@una.edu) should you have any questions regarding graduate programs covered under the LEAD agreement. Please contact the COEHS Program Specialist (coehsinfo@una.edu) with questions concerning the admissions requirements or the application process.

  • First, you must apply for admission to an online program offering at UNA. Use the following link to get started: https://una.edu/apply/

  • Once admitted, please contact your school system’s central office and/or your system's designated point of contact. If you are unsure of your system's point of contact, please e-mail the COEHS Program Specialist (coehsinfo@una.edu).

  • Your school system's designated point of contact should then send verification of your eligibility via email to Student Accounts (studentaccounts@una.edu). At this point, your account will be modified for participation in the program including the scholarship. This may take up to 1-2 business days to be processed. Please contact the Student Accounts Office (studentaccounts@una.edu) if you are having any account-related issues.