VETERANS UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
1. Proof of Veteran Status:
a. Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable:
b. Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released because of a service connected disability;
c. Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and was called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days; or
d. Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation (as that term is defined in section 101 (a) (13) of title 10, United States Code on or after September 11, 2001
2. Citizenship Status
Student is a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident of the United States, or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of his or her intent to become a permanent resident.
3. Potential first-generation college student*
Signed statement indicating that neither natural or adoptive parents, nor adult with whom they regularly resided prior to the age of 18, received a baccalaureate degree.
A low-income individual (low-income defined as 150% or less of the federal poverty level). Verification of family income from another governmental source; a signed financial aid application; or a signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return.
5. Academic Need and Motivation to pursue a Bachelor Degree
Evidence of being out of high school or dropped out of a program of postsecondary education for five or more years and or has a disability as defined in section 12102 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).
(*) Denotes students may be low income OR first generation or both per Department of Education guidelines.