- What can VUB do for me?
- Can VUB help me find a job?
- I’m already enrolled in a postsecondary program (i.e., college or a vocational/technical school), am I still eligible to participate in VUB?
- Does VUB provide financial aid?
1. What can VUB do for me?
When you begin the VUB program you will be given the TABE assessment test to determine where you are academically. You will also have a one-on-one with our advisor or director to discuss your interests and goals. Next a plan is developed to help you reach your goals. Academic weaknesses can be worked on by attending our classes, tutoring, or by working independently with our software programs. We will help you with the college admissions process. Upon completion of the VUB program we will continue to be a resource for your ongoing educational success.
2. Can VUB help me find a job?
No, but we do offer career counseling and resume development. It should be noted that all TRIO Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education have attainment of a four-year degree as their ultimate goal. Having said that, many VUB alum have improved their basic skills and enrolled in certificate programs of interest or obtained career level employment.
3. I’m already enrolled in a postsecondary program (i.e., college or a vocational/technical school), am I still eligible to participate in VUB?
Maybe. Our services are focused on helping veterans improve their basic skills to become college-ready to enter school. Veterans that are already in school may be well beyond the benefit of our program.
4. Does VUB provide financial aid?
No. We may assist in identifying financial aid resources and completing the application process but we are not funded to assist with college costs. Monthly stipends paid to participants (not to exceed $40) are primarily to offset any costs incurred by the veteran to participate in the program, and they also serve as a secondary inducement for retention.