Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to call us with any questions that you might have. Our job is to serve those who have served.

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Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a federally funded program designed to help qualified military veterans prepare to enroll in a postsecondary school (university, community college, and vocational/technical programs) of their choice. VUB provides skills and advice to enable veterans to achieve their academic goals.

Definitely not! We will assist any qualified veteran no matter what school he or she plans to attend. We will help you choose the best program and school to fit your individual needs.

To benefit from our FREE educational services you must meet a few simple eligibility requirements. If you are not sure if you qualify give us a call, we’d be glad to explain the eligibility requirements in further detail.

No! All VUB classes, books, and supplies are free to qualified veterans.

When you begin the VUB program you will work one-on-one with an academic advisor to discuss your interests and your short-term and long-term goals. Staff will assist you with school applications and financial aid/G.I. Bill process and help you make contacts with other agencies providing services to veterans. We invite you to review our full list of services.

It depends on several factors, including your high school preparedness, your VUB assessment test scores, and your internal drive to succeed. Do not shortchange yourself by planning to be in VUB for just a few weeks. While some students may only require minimal work, others will want to attend classes for a longer period of time; staff can advise you as to how long you might want to spend in our classes.

No. Although all services are free to qualified students, including our academic refresher courses, we do not provide financial aid for college, university, or technical school.

VUB can help you with the financial aid and GI Bill application processes, scholarship applications, and put you in contact with the appropriate financial aid officials at your prospective school.

No. However, VUB offers career counseling to assist you in choosing a college major appropriate for your life goals.

Yes. Using a variety of career interest inventories, VUB staff will work with you to help you determine what career field might be appropriate for you. We can also help you determine which school will best prepare you for your chosen field.

Maybe. Our services are focused on getting participants ready to enter school, so they may not be appropriate for those already enrolled. Some schools, including KU, have another TRIO program, Student Support Services, which specifically serves students already enrolled.

If you are already enrolled and think you could benefit from VUB services, please give us a call.

VUB is part of a group of programs called TRIO programs. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to assist low-income, first-generation, or disabled students of varying ages in preparing for or completing a college degree.

KU Center for Educational Opportunity Program is home to many TRIO programs and similar educational access and support programs.