TRIO Veterans Upward Bound at Dallas College

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

We can help! TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is one of eight 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 reentering a college program. 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?

  • 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:

  1. meet criteria for veteran status;
  2. meet USDE low-income requirements;
  3. be a potential first-generation college student (neither parent completed a four-year degree);
  4. have a need for academic support to enter college

Ready to Apply?

Fill out our application for the program​.

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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.