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Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  2. Students must be in or entering into 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in any of our outreach schools.
  3. All students must be either from low-income families and/or potential 1st generation college students.
  4. Students should display a sincere desire to dedicate time and effort toward achieving their academic goals.
  • Federal TRIO programs 2015 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.

For more information contact:

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