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About Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UB) at Colorado Mesa University is a federally funded college preparatory program designed to support local first-generation, income-eligible students at Central High School and Grand Junction High School as they prepare to enter and succeed in college.

Program eligibility

Upward Bound is free of charge. There is no financial obligation for families.

Funding sources

The United States Department of Education funds Colorado Mesa University’s (CMU) TRIO Upward Bound at 92%, $1,344,158. Non-federal funding from CMU at 8%, $93,526.