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Veterans Upward Bound

Life after the military can be difficult to navigate, and we want to help you with your next journey: earning a college degree. The aim of VUB at University of Louisiana at Lafayette is to provide academic and support services to 120 eligible veterans. These services are provided to economically and educationally disadvantaged and physically disabled veterans who require skills and motivation necessary to complete educational requirements, enroll and succeed in post-secondary education. Our staff members believe that our veterans are capable of reaching whatever academic goals they may choose. We sincerely hope that you will take advantage of our program and allow us to be of assistance for any help you may need.

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


Assistance to the participating veterans is provided through an integrated academic year (fall, spring and summer), which runs concurrently to that of the university. Classes in science, mathematics, English grammar and literature, Spanish, French, computer literacy, internet and career/personal development are offered to the participants. In addition to improving and strengthening academic skills the program also provides:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Career counseling/assessment
  • Cultural/social enrichment
  • Dissemination of educational
  • Financial aid information and assistance with admission and financial aid applications