Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income and first generation high school students stay in school, earn their high school diploma, and then transition to the post- secondary school or college of their choice. Services provided include group and individual academic support, tutorial assistance, advisement, financial aid processing assistance and clarification, and college selection and planning assistance. Upward Bound students participate in cultural enrichment activities and college campus tours to help them become familiar with some of the many colleges and universities available to them. Additionally, the Upward Bound summer component immerses students in college campus life during a six week program held at the Chicago campus.
To learn more about Federal TRIO Programs, visit the federal Office of Postsecondary Education website.