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.
What is the cost to veterans?
Nothing! It's free. All Veterans Upward Bound 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 are the classes offered in this program?
One-day workshops to include topics such as critical reading, goal setting, resume writing, time and stress management, and personal finance.
Refresher and college prep courses are designed to help veterans brush up on their academic skills or master new skills. Courses provided include Math, Reading and Composition, Science, College Success and Computer Basics.
What if I have been out of school and need to refresh my skills?
Come and see us. We have the skills and expertise to assist you to be successful. We develop individualized learning plans for everyone based on individual needs. We also offer academic counseling, and tutoring, as well.
Where and when are classes held?
VUB classes are held at Pensacola State College on the Pensacola campus.
Classes are held in five eight-week cycles (October, January, March, May and July).
Call the VUB office to schedule an interview and to enroll for orientation.
Would 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.
Once I'm done with these college prep courses what kind of programs will I be ready for?
All of the courses offered are refresher. Successfully completing a subject area would enable you to enter any of the following degree plans:
Two-year colleges, four-year colleges/universities, professional training programs, vocational certificate programs.
Will VUB provide Financial Aid?
No. All of our services are free. However, we will help you with the application process for financial aid at the college of your choice once you are ready to apply.
Will VUB help me find a job?
No. We do not offer career placement services. However, we do offer career counseling, resume development and college referrals.
Will VUB assist me with a career path or help me choose a school?
Yes. Our staff can work with you to help determine what career field might be appropriate for you. We can also you determine which school will best prepare you for your chosen field.
How do I apply for the VUB program?
Call, email or stop by the office to make an appointment with our staff. Bring your DD214. (If you do not have it, the VUB staff will be able to help you obtain it) and a copy of your most recent tax return. After answering some questions, signing required forms and filling out the VUB application, the staff will set up an assessment appointment to help determine which Pathway is right for you.
Office Locations and Telephones
Veterans Upward Bound
Bldg. 6 / Rm. 631