Veterans Upward Bound FAQs
What is Veterans Upward Bound?
The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at Pensacola State College is a federally funded TRIO program that provides college prep and/or GED courses at no cost to qualified veterans.
How Much Does the VUB Cost?
Nothing! All VUB classes and supplies are free to qualified veterans.
How Do I Qualify For VUB?
All participants must have at least 181 days of active service with other than a dishonorable discharge. All participants must be either low-income (based on federal guidelines) or potential first generation college students (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree). All participants must have academic need.
What if I've Been Out Of School A Long Time And Need To Refresh My Skills?
Come and see us. We have the expertise to help you. Veterans receive personalized learning plans based on their individual needs. Academic counseling and tutoring are also available to help you achieve success.
What Are The Classes Offered In This Program?
- One-day workshops include topics such as critical reading, goal setting, resume writing, time management, stress management and personal finance.
- Refresher and college prep courses designed to help veterans brush up on their academic skills or master new ones. These include math, reading and composition, science, college success and computer basics.
When And Where Are Classes Held?
VUB classes are held at Pensacola State College on the main campus. Classes are held in 5 eight-week cycles, which start in October, January, March, May and July. Call the VUB office at (850) 484-2068 to schedule an interview and enroll for orientation.
Will I Be Able To Use The Library And Other Services On Campus?
Yes. After one term of enrollment, VUB students have access to most campus facilities.
Will VUB Provide Financial Aid?
All services provided VUB are free and financial aid is not needed. When you are ready to apply to a college, staff will help you with the financial aid application process at your chosen school.
What Kind Of Programs Will I Be Ready For Once I Finish The VUB College Prep Courses?
The courses offered by Veterans Upward Bound are refresher courses. Successfully completing a subject area enables you to enter any of the following:
- Two-year college
- Four-year college/university
- Professional training program
- Vocational certificate program
Will VUB Assist Me With A Career Path Or Help Me Choose A School?
Yes. Staff can work with you to determine what career field might be appropriate for you. We can also help you narrow down the school choices that will best prepare you for your chosen field.
How Do I Apply For The VUB Program?
Call, email or stop by our office to make an appointment. Bring your DD214 and a copy of your most recent tax return. If you do not have your DD214, we can help you obtain it. After answering some questions and filling out the VUB application and other forms, staff will set up an assessment appointment to help determine your needs.