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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
  • live-online faculty-directed classes
  • online self-paced tutorial
  • online career interest and skills assessments
  • career and college entrance counseling and assistance

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 live-online classes and services are accessible everywhere.

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 181 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:
    (800) 356-8387
  • Email:
  • Address:
    1500 University Drive
    Cisel Hall
    Billings, MT 59101