• About Us

    The Veterans Upward Bound program at Roosevelt University has been in existence since 1995, and is the first of its kind in the state of Illinois. VUB is committed to assisting veterans from all eras obtain the education they deserve.

    In order to find success in today’s society, many veterans are required to enhance their skills. As a result, post-secondary education is often the key to starting a new career. Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free-of-charge program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, that helps veterans to prepare for enrollment at the college of their choice.

    VUB’s primary mission is to provide veterans a unique pre-collegiate experience designed to remove the apprehensions that some veterans, as non-traditional students, may have about entering postsecondary education.

    Upon successful completion of the VUB program, veterans are not only familiar with the services and resources that would be available to them as college students, but more importantly, they'll possess a renewed confidence in their academic abilities. Consequently, they are more likely to complete a program of higher education and benefit from its opportunities.

    For more information about VUB at Roosevelt University, check out the rest of this web site, then contact us. We'll be happy to help you on your road to success.

  • Services

    · Pre-College Prep Courses and Individual, Personalized Tutoring


    · Navigating the College Admissions Process


    · Assistance in Understanding and Using of Military Education Benefits, both federal and state, and Federal Financial Aid.


    · Support in Choosing a Major, selecting a School Program of Study, and Deciding on a College

  • Eligibility


    U.S. military veteran who:

    • Served at least 181 consecutive days on active-duty, or were activated from a reserve component of the Armed Forces for more than 30 days


    • Veterans with any discharge except dishonorable
    • Veterans who reside within Cook County

  • Contact Us

    We would love to hear from you

    430 S Michigan Ave
    AUD 1256-T
    Mon - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm
    Operating virtually while dealing with COVID