Veterans Upward Bound is a free college-prep program federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Veterans Upward Bound programs in Oklahoma are housed at East Central University in Ada and Redlands Community College in El Reno. NOC's three campuses are located in the service area for the VUB program at Redlands. The program is designed to help qualified military veterans prepare to enroll in a postsecondary school (university, community college, and vocational/technical programs). VUB provides skills and advice to enable veterans to achieve their academic goals. VUB is a part of a group of programs called TRiO programs. These programs serve low-income and first generation college students of varying ages.
To qualify for the program, veterans must meet the following criteria: