Department of Labor and Regulation

Title - Veterans' Services

Veterans Upward Bound

The Veterans Upward Bound Program (VUB) provides qualified veterans with help in improving their educational skills before attending a college, university or technical school. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be low income and/or first generation.
  • Have been discharged after January 31, 1955.
  • Have seen 181 or more days active service.
  • Be other than dishonorably discharged.

VUB provides:

  • Academic refresher classes.
  • Tutoring (individual and group).
  • Study skills.
  • College curriculum information.
  • Preparation for college, university or technical school entrance.
  • Help preparing for the GED.

In addition, the program offers career services such as:

  • Career interest inventories.
  • Follow-up information on specific job outlooks.
  • Help finding training opportunities.
  • Career exploration.
  • Help defining choices and planning.
  • Information on money for college or technical school.
  • Help completing financial aid applications.

VUB is available at no cost to the participants. All supplies, instructional materials, career, financial aid and academic services are provided without charge.

For more information, contact:

Rapid City South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation office
111 New York Street
605.394.2325
Rapid City, SD 57701-1832
Ask for a Veterans' Representative, who will gladly assist you.

You may also contact:

National American University
321 Kansas City Street
Rapid City, SD 57709
605.394.5002 or toll-free 800.843.8892


Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184