Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program assists military service members who want to go back to school. We help in all aspects of the college admissions process, including applying for and understanding financial aid benefits, and providing refresher classes and tutoring to help prepare you for the next step in your education. All VUB classes and supplies are free to qualified veterans. This is a TRiO Program, federally funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

VUB helps service members of all ages navigate the education system, gain access to information about college and career exploration, and improve academic skills needed for entry in the program of their choice, which can be at any college, university, trade, or certificate program.

Services offered

Admissions:

  • Assistance with school applications
  • Application fees
  • Requesting transcripts, including military service transcripts

Academic Skills:

  • Preparation for placement exams
  • Refresher classes in English, math, science and foreign language
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Laptop loans and computer literacy training

Financial Aid:

  • Applying for VA Education Benefits (GI Bill, tuition assistance, etc)
  • Applying for Financial Aid (FAFSA, etc)
  • Scholarship assistance

And more:

  • Personalized needs assessment
  • Reimbursements for travel costs to attend VUB meetings and events
  • Payment of most fees required for admissions applications, entrance examinations, and educational testing
  • Researching programs of study
  • Career assessments
  • Referrals to locally available resources

Eligibility

To qualify for services offered through Veterans Upward Bound, a service member must meet one of the following:

1) Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable;

2) Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released because of a service connected disability;

3) Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and was called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days;

OR

4) Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(13) of title 10, United States Code) on or after September 11, 2001.

This program is funded to serve those living in one of the following counties: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates.