The Veterans Upward Bound Project (VUB) at Arizona State University (ASU) is a federally funded educational program that serves veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students. Veterans Upward Bound’s mission is to motivate and assist veterans as they pursue higher education. The goal of VUB is to improve veterans’ academic skills by providing FREE courses in English (composition & literature), mathematics (basic math to precalculus), computer literacy, laboratory science, foreign language and college planning (including financial literacy & career guidance) in order to enroll in and earn a postsecondary degree at the educational institution of their choice.


Message to Veterans

Arizona State University is extremely proud of its academic excellence. Our open-entry and open-exit program allows you to start at the earliest date possible and to finish as soon as you reach the skill levels required for your program. In addition to our classroom instruction we assist you with the application process for admissions and financial aid to a postsecondary program. While we hope that you give our ASU programs your serious consideration, we do remind you that you are free to select any given program at the school of your choice.

There is no monetary expense for the veteran who qualifies to enroll in our program. The only real expenditure is in the form of time and effort. Our staff members believe that our veterans are capable of reaching whatever academic goals they may choose. We have all heard that “the longest journey begins with the first step”. We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of our program and allow us to be of assistance in your journey.

We thank you for your service to our country and invite you to stop by our office at your earliest convenience.