Welcome to Veterans Upward Bound in Montana

VUB is a pre-college program that prepares veterans for all aspects of post-secondary education or training. It is a statewide program and all services are FREE for enrolled veterans.

We work to refresh academics with both in-class and online faculty directed instruction. We place VUB students on college campuses with college faculty for a real taste of being back in school so there are few surprises when they enroll in and begin any college or training program. We offer online classes using the same learning platform as colleges and universities so VUB students can test their skills and interest in a digital classroom - no matter where they live.

We help veterans transition smoothly into any college or training program. We teach them 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.

We offer a second chance to prepare for school to veterans whose first attempt at college was not successful. We help figure out what went wrong and what needs to change. We provide instruction to address areas of academic weakness and work to develop the discipline necessary to meet classroom obligations. This program enables participants to regain confidence in their ability to be successful in college. For students placed on academic probation, we help them develop a plan to get back in good standing with the college.

Our participants develop a network of community and campus support to help them succeed.

Most programs are VA approved for the GI Bill. Participants may choose to draw their benefits while enrolled in a free program.

Whatever your academic or transition needs, VUB can help you plan and prepare for what comes next. We have an education program designed to meet your needs and fit your schedule and support services to ease the transition. Our staff is ready to serve you.


VUB is funded by a grant from the Department of Education and hosted by Montana State University-Northern.
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