Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides a wide range of services to honorably discharged veterans. These services include, but are not limited to, academic instruction, enrollment assistance, and financial aid assistance. If you are an honorably discharged veteran and have served your country for at least 180 days, our Veterans Upward Bound Program is here to help you meet your educational goals!

Eligibility Requirements

Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels

(Effective January 25, 2016 until further notice)

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii. The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 25, 2016.

TRIO Home | Prior-Year Low-Income Levels

2016 Federal Poverty Guidelines
150 % of Poverty

Size of Family Unit

Taxable Income - 48 Contiguous States

















More Information

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to generate the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education. Veterans Upward Bound provides academic support to participants in their preparation for college entrance in Literature, Composition, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Foreign Languages. The VUB program also provides student support services, financial advising & payment for college testing and application fees for Veterans who qualify. Veterans Upward Bound program eligibility consists of  Veterans who have an honorable separation from service, are either low-income or first-generation, and have an academic need.

All services are provided FREE to veterans who qualify. Veterans also receive a stipend of up to $40.00 per month for active participation in the program. This stipend is prorated according to the number of scheduled sessions/classes veterans attend. Every Veterans education program plan is customized. There is no time limit in which participants are required to satisfy the program. VUB is designed to meet Veterans where they are, refresh and build their academic skill level while preparing to enter and succeed in the culture of Higher Education.

Southeastern is recognized by GI Jobs magazine for being a Veteran-Friendly Campus.