Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be in UB?

Yes If:

  • Neither of your parents have a four year college degree, and
  • You meet income guidelines, and
  • You have a desire for education after high school, and
  • You are accepted.

Why UB?

If you:

  • Want help preparing for college,
  • Need help choosing a college,
  • Are undecided about the future,
  • Don't want to settle for low pay, and/or
  • Need help finding the money for college.


What's the cost of UB?

  • It's FREE! No hidden costs.

Do you want to be in UB?

  • Complete an application
  • Applications can be obtained from your high school Upward Bound School Advisor, Counselor, or by contacting the UB program
  • Upward Bound has assisted many students. Complete an application and see what it can do to help you!
  • Spaces are limited
  • Waitlist is maintained

Who Is Served?

  • As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families meeting income guidelines and/or where neither parent graduated from college.