Veterans Upward Bound TRiO Program

The primary goal of the Veterans Upward Bound-Trio program is preparing eligible college bound veterans for successful enrollment and completion of post-secondary education. We provide educational assistance for qualified veterans to improve their academic skills prior to attending a college, university, or technical school.

Veteran at computer

Many Veterans put off continuing their education due to academic fears or not understanding the educational process. The VUB program and staff are here to assist you, and we will help you successfully navigate through it.

  • You commit to improving your skills
  • Together we set your goals
  • We provide the training
  • You can become a graduate


  About Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is one of six national programs under the Department of Education collectively called TRIO. TRIO is federally funded with congressional bi-partisan support and adheres to all Federal equal opportunity standards. Started in 1972, VUB has expanded to over 48 centers. The two located in Arizona are at ASU and Yavapai College.

To see other locations please visit the National Association Veterans Upward Bound Project Personal (NAVUBPP).

The Assistance We Provide

We offer college prep modules to qualified veterans. These modules are designed to save you money and at the same time build your academic skills. Our subjects include English, math, science, computers, financial literacy and language arts.

  Do you qualify for VUB Services?

You qualify for VUB Services if:

  • You served at least 181 days of active service.
  • You received an other than a dishonorable discharge.
  • You have not completed bachelors degree.

You also need one of the following:

  • You are a veteran who is a first generation college student (neither parent completed a four year degree)
  • You meet the federal low income standard.
  • Download Application for VUB

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If you are not sure you qualify give us a call at (928) 717-7686
or (928) 717-7687, we will be glad to explain the eligibility requirements in further detail.