Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to provide academic refresher training and advising to qualifying veterans who are preparing to enter post-secondary education. The program is totally FREE. All books and classroom materials are provided. Academic instruction is available in English, mathematics, science, career advising, computer literacy, and Spanish. This program is an opportunity for veterans to re-establish fundamental ideas and study habits, which are prerequisites for successful performance at the post-secondary educational level. Additionally, Veterans Upward Bound provides access to academic resources, employment referrals, assistance with VA benefits applications and referrals to various community assistance organizations.


  • Basic skills development to help veterans successfully complete a high school equivalency program and gain admission to college education programs
  • Short-term remedial or refresher classes for high school graduates that have put off pursuing a college education
  • Assistance with applications to the college or university of choice (does not have to be CSU-Pueblo)
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid
  • Personalized counseling
  • Academic advice and assistance
  • Free Computers
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with VA benefits applications and community assistance organizations
  • Exposure to cultural events, academic programs, and other educational activities not usually inclusive to the Veteran community
  • Employment referrals

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Veterans Upward Bound
Pueblo Community College

Jesus Rios
Office: 719-549-3077
Cell: 719-334-4577