RIT Veterans Upward Bound Program
The Veterans Upward Bound Program at RIT provides a unique opportunity for veterans of all ages to gain access to information about college and career awareness, acquire the academic skills required for entry into higher education and/or to acquire the equivalent of a high school diploma. Services are offered continuously with various workshops, self-paced computer tutorials, individualized tutoring and classroom-based instruction. All VUB classes and supplies are FREE to qualified veterans.
VUB is a TRiO Program, federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
In order to qualify, applicants must:
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- have served over 180 days on active military duty or have a service-connected disability. For reservists serving on or after September 11, 2001, shorter terms of service may provide eligibility
- have a military discharge other than dishonorable
- have academic need
And, applicants must qualify in one of the following two ways:
- They must be a potential first-generation college graduate (their primary caregiver had not graduated from a four-year higher education institution before the applicant turned 18), OR
- They must meet income guidelines for the program. These are based on federal taxable income and family size. Please call for detailed guidelines.
How to Apply