FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Upward Bound?

UB is a federally funded program providing college preparatory support and guidance to students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education. Services include tutoring, counseling, mentoring, summer courses, and financial literacy training.

How does Northwest Nations Upward Bound do this?

We offer one-on-one weekly advising sessions, tutoring, financial aid workshops, field trips to colleges and universities, community service projects, and our annual Summer College Simulation and Field Studies program. We strongly encourage all participants to actively engage in as many of these activities and services as possible.

How much does this program cost?

Upward Bound provides all services and activities free of charge to its participants. Your family pays nothing.

How can your child join Nations?

Eligibility is determined by federal guidelines, which include U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, and demonstrated academic and financial need. Because the goal of Upward Bound is to support students who will (1) be the first in their family to obtain a college degree and (2) those from low-income backgrounds, preference is given to those applicants meeting both criteria. In competitive situations, applications will be carefully reviewed and eligible participants will be selected based upon the quality of their application and interview.

What if your child isn’t eligible?

If your child is not eligible for services, we will provide your family with information on other programs in your community offering similar services.

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