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ASU Veterans Upward Bound now enrolling


July 18, 2013

Veterans Upward Bound at Arizona State University is now enrolling veterans for free academic services and college prep classes. Veterans Upward Bound offers academic and career counseling, refresher courses in mathematics, English, science, foreign language and computer literacy, as well as seminars on time management and study skills.

The program assists veterans with the transition to higher education and places them on college campuses. It offers a unique experience that prepares veterans to enroll in, and begin any college or training program. Enrolled veterans learn how to navigate the college environment – from applying to the school of their choice, applying for financial aid and accessing their veterans' education benefits, to understanding general education requirements, degree options, plans of study and enrolling in classes.

"This is the only federally funded educational program in Maricopa County that serves veterans based on income requirements or potential first-generation college students," says Veronica Hernandez, director. "Participants develop a network of community with other veterans and are supported by staff who care about their success." 

Classes and services are offered at five locations across the Valley:

ASU Tempe campus, 1250 S. College Avenue
Morning, afternoon and evening classes offered from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Thursday

ASU West campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, Glendale
Afternoon classes offered Monday-Thursday

East Valley Veterans Education, 2055 S. Cottonwood Drive, Tempe
Morning classes offered from 9 to 11 a.m, Monday-Thursday

ASU Downtown Phoenix campus, 411 N. Central Avenue
Afternoon classes offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday

MANA House, 755 E. Willetta, Tempe
Afternoon classes offered from 2 to 4 p.m., Monday-Thursday

For more information on eligibility requirements and program details, call 480-965-3944 or visit vub.asu.edu.