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Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is part of the TRIO program that is funded by the federal government with the main purpose of preparing military veterans for post-secondary education. Whether you are planning on attending college for the first time or just want to continue on your collegiate path from a previous degree plan, we are here to help!

Keep in mind the VUB program is completely FREE of charge meaning, the veteran student will not incur any hidden charges whatsoever. All supplemental books or supplies will be provided upon availability. Academic instruction is available for English, mathematics, science, career advising, computer literacy, and Spanish.

This program is also designed to help establish all the fundamentals necessary to perform at a college level. Additionally, VUB is a great resource for providing student veterans with academic sources, employment referrals, Veterans Administration application guidance, and community assistance organizations. 


  • Basic skills development to help veterans successfully complete a high school equivalency program and gain admission to college education programs
  • Short-term remedial or refresher classes for high school graduates that have put off pursuing a college education
  • Assistance with applications to the college or university of choice (does not have to be CSU-Pueblo)
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid
  • Personalized counseling
  • Academic advice and assistance
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with VA benefits applications and community assistance organizations
  • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational activities not usually inclusive to the Veteran community
  • Employment referrals
  • Computer Lab
  • Unlimited Printing


  • You are a veteran that has not been dishonorably discharged; and
  • You served more than 180 days in Active Duty, with at least a portion after 1955; and
  • You are a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident; and
  • You are a first-generation and/or earning a low-income

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"Without the support of the VUB, my collegiate experience might have turned out completely different."

- Kenny Derry, Marines

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