The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program at the University of Arkansas is federally funded by the Department of Education designed to help U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in post-secondary education. Veterans Upward Bound provides regular academic classes and transitioning assistance to help veterans gain the skills required for higher education. VUB staff also provides advising services to help military members understand their options to attend, pay for, and obtain a college degree.

VUB provides all of its services completely free of charge.

Call any of our four locations to schedule an appointment and see how Veterans Upward Bound can assist you.

Camp Robinson
6401 Camp Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199
Fort Roots
(VA Hospital)
2200 Fort Roots Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72114
1001 East Sain Street
139 Uptown West
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Southeast Arkansas College
1900 Hazle Street
Student Services, Room 163
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Veterans Upward Bound offers:

  • Assessment of current academic skills through free COMPASS testing
  • Assistance with Admission Applications and Assessment of prior college credits
  • Assistance with credit evaluation of military schools/courses transferring to civilian colleges for acceptance
  • Assistance with Financial Aid, Scholarships/Grants, Military Educational Benefits, and other Financial Resources
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring and Mentoring
  • Career Counseling and Planning
  • Working as a team with the community referrals to other community organizations servicing military veterans

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Served more than 180 days Active Duty and received other than a dishonorable discharge
  • Served as a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces called to Active Duty for a period of more than 30 days
  • Served on Active Duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released because of a service connect disability defined by the “Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101) section 12102
  • Served as a member of a Reserve Component of the Armed Forces who served on Active Duty in support of a Contingency Operation (defined section 101(a)(13) of Title 10 U.S. Code) on or after September 11, 2001
  • Low income (established by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce based on family income and number of dependents)
  • Potential First Generation College Student (supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree)
  • Been out of High School or dropped out of a program of post-secondary education for five or more years
  • Standardized test scores in need of elevation for college entrance