Veterans Upward Bound is hosted by Montana State University Northern.
Classes in Billings are on the Montana State University Billings campus.
Classes in Butte are located on the Highlands College of Montana Tech campus.
Classes in Great Falls are located on the Great Falls College campus.
Classes in Hamilton are located on the Bitterrot College campus.
Classes in Helena are located on the Helena College campus.
Classes in Kalispell are located on the Flathead Valley Community College campus.
Classes in Libby are located on the Lincoln County campus.
Classes in Missoula are located on the Missoula College campus.

Welcome to VUB!

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Who we are

Veterans' Upward Bound (VUB) is a US Dept. of Education program designed to help eligible veterans, National Guard and Reserve members refresh their academic abilities or gain new skills. VUB provides FREE educational and support services in a variety of formats across the state:

  • in-class college preparatory classes and training workshops
  • online faculty-directed classes
  • online self-paced tutorial
  • online career interest and skills assessments
  • iPad instruction (Billings only)
  • career and college entrance counseling and assistance
  • tutoring

For a list and descriptions of all services VUB provides, please see Services.

To see what is available in your community, please see Locations/Calendars.

Where we are

As the needs for education and support services for Montana's veteran population have changed, VUB has adapted to deliver the required services. Between our on-campus classes and workshops and our online services, VUB is truly a state wide program.

We have instruction hosted on college campuses in Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Hamilton, Helena, Kalispell, Libby, and Missoula.

Our online classes and services are accessible everywhere.

VUB staff is available by email and phone to provide personalized assistance as you explore your educational and training options. Contact information is provided under About: Staff.

Who is eligible

VUB is the only Federal education program specifically created to serve the needs of veterans. We provide services to:

  • veterans with any discharge except Dishonorable
  • veterans with at least 180 days of active duty or who are medically discharged
  • veterans who are first-generation college students (neither parent had a 4-year degree before the veteran turned 18)
  • veterans who are low income
  • veterans who are disabled
  • ANY veteran who would benefit from the services we provide

If you're not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you're determined to learn, no one can stop you.


A FREE statewide program providing instruction, support services and career counseling to assist veterans in transitioning from soldier to civilian.

About VUB

Veterans Upward Bound is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and hosted by Montana State University Northern.

Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    (877) 356 8387
  • Email:
  • Address:
    1500 University Drive
    Cisel Hall
    Billings, MT 59101