Who May Apply to Upward Bound?
Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grades who attend UB target schools (LVTI, LCHS, LEHS) and are seriously considering attending college may apply to the program if they and their parents or guardians meet federal income and educational guidelines. (Two-thirds of our students must meet both criteria; one-third may meet one of the other, but not both). To be educationally eligible, the parent(s) with whom the student lives cannot have a degree from a four-year college. The most recent income guidelines are shown below. In addition, the student must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels (Effective January 18, 2018, until further notice)
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount. The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status.