Student Services

Veterans Upward Bound

Welcome to Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. VUB is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare veterans for college.

VUB offers free college prep courses in writing, reading, math, science, computer literacy, Spanish and study skills. As a full-service education center, veterans can receive career, personal, and financial aid counseling, enrollment assistance, GED preparation, and one-on-one tutoring. In addition, a full-time VA benefits counselor is on staff to assist veterans in applying for educational benefits.

At VUB success springs from a simple idea: students work at their own pace without grades. Personal attention coupled with quick feedback on assignments aid students to make the academic progress that enables them to enroll in college when they are ready. Throughout the 34-year history of Veterans Upward Bound, hundreds of men and women have successfully completed college and built careers in their chosen fields.

Veterans Upward Bound supplies all books and supplies to students without cost. As an added bonus, students can begin to draw on their VA education benefits while they are enrolled in the program. Veterans with a service-connected disability might be eligible for additional benefits.

Contact us

  • Main number: 612-659-6580
  • Fax number: 612-659-6569
Name Office Phone
Joy Wise H.2409 612-659-6580
Director of Veterans Upward Bound
 Bobbie Davis H.2407 612-659-6580
Office Services Supervisor
Kent Smead H.2412 612-659-6582
Joe Fruth H.3303 612-200-5236
Ursula Walsh H.0120 612-659*6045

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound has helped hundreds of veterans successfully complete college and build careers in their chosen fields.

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Tyler La Roue

Tyler La Roue

Following the tragic events that marked Sept. 11, 2001, it was an honor for Tyler La Roue to defend the United States through eight years of service in the Air Force. Now pursuing a college degree, he found the support he needed to succeed in his educational goals through the Veterans Upward Bound program at MCTC.

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