APAEP Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project

Interdisciplinary Studies Degree Program

In 2016, Auburn University was chosen as one of 67 sites for the Second Chance Pell Initiative launched through the U.S. Department of Education during President Obama’s administration. This initiative allows Auburn University and APAEP to offer college-level classes to students as they work towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, combining a focus in Business and Human Development and Family Studies.


The federal Pell grants awarded to our students will fund 1/3 of their tuition expenses. The remainder of the tuition is funded through grant sponsorship and philanthropic gifts. Please consider making a donation to Auburn University’s Second Chance Pell Pilot Program today.