About Veteran's Upward Bound (and Trio)


What is Veteran’s Upward Bound? This is a U.S. government program that helps veterans go back to school and/or attend college. It also helps high school students.

Some Universities have web pages that show their campus offices of Veteran’s Upward Bound. These offices can help veterans who are nontraditional students going back to school. This is a FREE service for veterans who are low-income, or are the first person in their family to attend college.

A Veteran’s Upward Bound office can help students with college applications, work study programs, tutorial services, academic instruction, counseling, mentoring, and more.

Right now there are Veteran’s Upward Bound programs in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Guam, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Veteran’s Upward Bound is part of the Federal TRIO system, which also helps students who are not veterans, but who are the first person in their family to attend college, or low income, are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and/or are low income.

More information on Veteran’s Upward Bound and on Trio can be found here:

The Veteran’s Upward Bound website

More about the program – scroll down to see the U.S. states that offer VUB, and get their contact information:

The TRIO home page