What is the VUB (Veteran’s Upward Bound)?
Implemented by the U.S. Department of Education, the VUB (or Veteran’s Upward Bound) Program began with the intention to provide education benefits for veterans.The VUB offers financial assistance to veterans interested in the development of their education by means of a college, university, or recognized organization. The financial aid can be applied to classes, tutoring, counselling, and other academic applications that are designed to enhance student performance.
The VUB also offers free instructional assistance to veterans with a deficiency in core academic disciplines such as Math, English, and computer tech.
What are the Benefits?
The benefits of the VUB include financial assistance for veteran education, including degree preparation, assistance with enrollment services, tutoring, academic counseling, tuition assistance, along with other VA benefits. Many financial institutions will allow VUB benefits to apply to enrollment procedures, career counseling, GED preparation, and more. The amount awarded to individuals is determined by need for tutorial assistance.
Am I Eligible?
Veterans applying for VUB benefits must have been a reserves member of the Armed Forces, and was called into action for a minimum of 30 days. Reserve service members who were called into action on or after September 11th, 2001 are, however, inherently eligible. Active duty applicants interested in these benefits are considered eligible if they have completed a minimum of 180 days serving in active duty status. Individuals who were discharged prior to their 180 day mark due to serious or debilitating injury are welcomed to the program.