Are you a veteran interested in entering or returning to college?
We can help!
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is a program for veterans who are interested in enrolling in college, but may need help getting there. If you do not have high school credentials, need extra assistance starting or reentering college, are low-income or in economic need, Veterans Upward Bound can help you. Full eligibility guidelines are below.
Free of Charge for Eligible Candidates
Veterans Upward Bound academic refresher classes, which get you ready to start a college degree, are free of charge for eligible candidates. Not only are they free, we’ll provide a monthly stipend to pay for additional costs (like transportation to campus or home internet bills).
Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Dallas 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?
TRIO Veterans Upward Bound offers a variety of support services to help you successfully reach your educational goals.
- Individual assessment of academic and post-service needs
- Career exploration
- Assistance and advising regarding veterans benefits
- Information regarding other financial aid options
- College admissions information and assistance
- Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams
- Academic advising
- Tutoring in challenging subject areas in preparation for college
- Boot camps and coursework to prepare for the rigor of college
- College tours, career enhancement trips and other educational travel
- And much more
To participate in the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program you must:
- meet criteria for veteran status;
- meet USDE low-income requirements;
- be a potential first-generation college student (neither parent completed a four-year degree);
- have a need for academic support to enter college
Ready to Apply?
To apply, download and complete the application. Need a printer? Contact us to use ours!
You can email your application to
encrypt your application before submitting to keep your information secure. Then call us at 972-860-7054 with your encryption password so we can open your application.
Still Have Questions?
Contact the TRIO Veterans Upward Bound. We can help!
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The Dallas College TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education at $297,601 per year.