Mission

To prepare, motivate and assist military veterans in the development of academic and other requisite skills necessary for acceptance and success in postsecondary education.

Goal

Increase the accessibility of a postsecondary education for all veteran participants.  The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program offers services at no cost to participants.

About Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing educational assistance to veterans who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.  The program seeks to inform veterans about educational opportunities that are available.

VUB helps veterans make career choices and set educational goals. The program also helps veterans enroll in adult high school programs and obtain their high school equivalency. Whether you have plans to attend a 2-year community college, 4-year university, certificate or professional program, VUB is here to help.

Eligibility

An individual is eligible to participate in the VUB program if the individual lives in the Clark County and meets the following requirements:

  1. Is a citizen or national of the United States (U.S.); or is a permanent resident of the U.S.; or is in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his/her intent to become a permanent resident;
  2. Has Veteran Status:
    1. Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the U.S. 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 U.S. and was discharged or released because of a service connected disability;
    3. Was a member of a reserved component of the Armed Forces of the U.S. and was called to active duty for  period of more than 30 days; or
    4. Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the U.S. who served on duty in support of a contingency operation (as that term is defined in section 101 (a) (13) of title 10, U.S. Code on or after September 11, 2001.
  3. Expresses a desire to enroll in a program of postsecondary education, and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for, such a program.

Other Eligibility Requirements

The program determines the eligibility of each participant in the program at the time the individual is selected to participant.

The program determines the status of low-income and potential first-generation college student.

Low-income means: an individual whose family’s taxable income did not exceed 150% of the poverty level which is established by the Bureau of Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Potential first-generation means: An individual neither of whose parents received a 4-year degree; or an individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one person, and whose supporting parent did not receive a 4-year degree.

Who We/VUB Serves

  • Veterans of any age
  • Active-duty military
  • Veterans who desire to enroll in a postsecondary education program
  • Veterans with or without a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Veterans who have started but have not completed a post-secondary program

Program Services

  • Preparatory instruction in math, science, foreign language literature and composition
  • Assistance in completing applications for college admission and enrollment
  • Tutorial services
  • Assistance in completing the financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Academic advice and guidance with secondary and postsecondary course selection
  • Assistance with completing high school equivalency/GED
  • Personal, academic and career counseling
  • Information about Federal student aid and resources for locating public and private scholarships
  • Preparatory support for college-entrance examinations
  • Assistance securing support services from community partners specializing in serving veterans

Application

Thank you for your interest in the Veterans Upward Bound program. Interested participants must complete the application packet.

Application Process

Option 1

Download the application packet and fill it out.

Application Packet

Please email your application to veteransub@unlv.edu.

Option 2

Contact the VUB office at 702-774-4200 for assistance in applying.