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TRIO Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program that provides you (if you are selected) with year-round support in high school performance and prepares you for entrance into college.


The Upward Bound program helps you develop the skills and motivation you need to complete high school and to succeed in your future higher education pursuits.

How TRIO Upward Bound Supports You

Upward Bound provides these services free of charge:

  • Skills assessment
  • Academic advisement
  • Test preparation:
    • PSAT/SAT
    • ACT
    • TSI
    • STAAR
  • Study/test taking skills
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • College planning:
    • College tours
    • Help with the college application process
    • College survival skills
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Financial aid advisement
  • Social/life skills development
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Leadership activities
  • Career exploration
  • Professional development
  • Financial literacy

Upward Bound Program Components

Academic Program

Participate in weekly after-school tutorials and monthly weekend activities during the school year.

Summer Enrichment Program

Join a six-week summer program designed to simulate a college-going experience.

Summer Bridge Program

Ease your transition from high school to college by taking college-level courses, which are paid for by Upward Bound. The program is offered if you plan to attend college the fall semester following your graduation from high school.

Summer Work-Study Program

Receive professional work experience, on-the-job training, skill development and career mentoring. 

Additional Information


TRIO Student Support services are available remotely.

South Campus

TRIO Program Office
SACA 1108
Fax: 817-515-0762


Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Updated August 04, 2020