• About Us 

    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, who have not completed a bachelor’s degree, to prepare for enrollment at the college of their choice.


    Roosevelt University's VUB program has been in existence since 1995, and is the first one of its kind in the entire state of Illinois. RU VUB is committed to assisting veterans from all eras obtain the education that they deserve.


    VUB primarily assists veterans by providing academic refresher courses. Participants can strengthen their writing, reading, math, and computer skills before they start college. The program also provides assistance in understanding the complexities of financing a college education. VUB’s primary mission is to provide veterans a unique pre-collegiate experience designed to remove apprehensions that some veterans, as non-traditional students, may have about entering postsecondary education.


    Beyond the academic coursework and tutoring, VUB provides personalized counseling and guidance to help veterans enroll in — and successfully complete — the postsecondary academic program of their choice. 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 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. Again, all VUB services are provided at no cost to veterans.


    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

    • Academic and skills assessment


    • Tutoring and computer-based instruction


    • Academic, financial aid, career and personal counseling


    • Classroom instruction in reading, writing, math, as well as

    computer basics, study skills and other essential subjects


    • Assistance in completing college admission & financial aid applications


  • Eligibility


    U.S. military veteran who served at least 181 consecutive days on active-duty,

    or was activated from a reserve component of the Armed Forces for more than 30 days




    • Veterans with any discharge except dishonorable

    • Veterans without a four-year college degree

    • Veterans who would like help preparing for the school of their choice


  • 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