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Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students must be a US citizen or legal resident.
  2. Students must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade in any of our outreach schools.
  3. Neither parent has a four year college degree.
  4. Student must meet current US Department of Education family income guidelines (low income).
    Federal TRIO Programs 2014 Annual Low Income Levels
    Size of Family Unit Income*
    1 $17,655
    2 $23,895
    3 $30,135
    4 $36,375
    5 $42,615
    6 $48,855
    7 $55,095
    8 $61,335

    *Listed income is for the 48 Contiguous States. Please contact advisor for Alaska and Hawaii low income levels.

    For family units with more than 8 members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240.

    The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount.

  5. Students must have a sincere desire to improve their grades and be willing to work hard.
  6. Students must give 100% to school (no discounts).
  7. Students must be willing to stay in Upward Bound through high school graduation.

For more information contact:

Upward Bound
Student Academic Services
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
(805) 756-2301