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Free College and Career Support for Veterans

The TRIO Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program hosted by the Division of the Vice Provost for Student Engagement (VPSE) at the University of Pennsylvania is a free college preparatory program for eligible veterans federally funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The program offers virtual and in person college prep services including academic assessment, digital literacy programming, advising, and counseling; non-credit academic classes and tutoring; college and financial aid application assistance, and educational support services. The primary goal of VUB is to prepare eligible veterans to enter, persist, and graduate from their college of choice.

Community Partnerships

Local Veterans’ Organizations

The Veterans Upward Bound Program actively partners and collaborates with Philadelphia, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and South Jersey veterans’ organizations.

About Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education, under Title IV of the Higher Education Act known as a TRIO program, to serve 160 students. The program is administered by the Division of the Vice Provost for Student Engagement (VPSE) at the University of Pennsylvania.

The program seeks veterans that are committed to their education and are highly motivated in their pursuit of attaining a college education and achieving their career and professional goals.


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