TRIO Veterans Upward Bound

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Are you a veteran interested in entering or returning to college?

We can help! TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is one of 8 TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Veterans Upward Bound reaches out to veterans interested in enrolling in college who are low-income, first-generation college students (neither parent completed a four-year college degree). The program recruits and serves veterans who do not have high school credentials or need additional assistance entering or re-entering a college program. The Eastfield College TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program serves veterans who reside in Dallas County and meet the U.S. Department of Education definition for a veteran participant.

What do we offer?

  • Individual assessment of academic and post-secondary needs
  • Career exploration
  • Assistance and advisement regarding veterans benefits
  • Information regarding other financial aid options
  • College admissions information and assistance
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
  • Academic advisement
  • Tutoring in challenging subject areas in preparation for college
  • Boot camps and coursework to prepare veterans for the rigor of college coursework
  • Participation in college tours, career enhancement trips, and other educational travel
  • And much more!

Eligibility Requirements

To participate in the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program you must be:

  1. A veteran
  2. A low-income student
  3. A first-generation college student
  4. In need of academic support
    • Been out of high school or dropped out of a program of postsecondary education for five or more years
    • Scored below the level that demonstrates a likelihood of success on standardized tests in a program of postsecondary education
    • Meet the definition of an individual with a disability

Ready to Apply?

Fill out our application for the program here.

Still Have Questions?

TRIO Veterans Upward Bound
(972) 860-7054 | C112

The Eastfield College TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program is
100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $263,938 per year.