Veterans Upward Bound provides supportive services designed to assist military veterans in preparing to enter or re-enter a vocational/technical school, a 2-year or a 4-year college or university. We will assess your needs and design an individualized education plan to help you reach your academic goals.
Assistance with identifying your career goal and the associated program of study. In other words, we want to help you do what you want to do! We can help you explore your options, and we will help you find a school that offers the program of study you are most interested in pursuing;
Assistance with the admissions process. After identifying where you want to go to school, we will help with getting all the appropriate paperwork in order – such as your high school transcript, your military transcripts, and of course transcripts from other colleges you might have attended. Most schools require these transcripts as part of the application and admissions process;
Assistance with understanding the cost of attendance. Yes, that includes help with your VA Education Benefits (if you have the GI Bill, etc.), applying for financial aid, and completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), searching for scholarships, etc. We want you to understand the cost, the possible sources of aid, and how to budget accordingly;
Assistance with academic preparation. If it has been awhile since you sat in a classroom, you may need to brush up on those math skills, review proper writing techniques for that research paper, and improve your study and time management skills. We have online instruction, classroom instruction and one-on-one tutoring available to make sure your math, English, science, computer, and other academic skills are in order. We can help you prepare for the ACT or other placement exams;
Assistance with referrals to other local, state, and federal organizations and agencies to ensure you have all the resources you need. For example: housing, child care, and other medical or health care needs, personal counseling, VA benefits and/or other types of referrals.
In short, VUB will provide you with the assistance you need to get you set up for success!
Contact us today to get started!