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ELIGIBILITY

VETERANS UPWARD BOUND PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
1.   Proof of Veteran Status:
a.   Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable:
b.   Served on active duty as a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and was discharged or released because of a service connected disability;
c.    Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States and was called to active duty for a period of more than 30 days; or
d.   Was a member of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States who served on active duty in support of a contingency operation (as that term is defined in section 101 (a) (13) of title 10, United States Code on or after September 11, 2001 
2.   Citizenship Status
Student is a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident of the United States, or is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of his or her intent to become a permanent resident.
3.   Potential first-generation college student*
Signed statement indicating that neither natural or adoptive parents, nor adult with whom they regularly resided prior to the age of 18, received a baccalaureate degree.
4.   Low-Income*
A low-income individual (low-income defined as 150% or less of the federal poverty level).  Verification of family income from another governmental source; a signed financial aid application; or a signed United States or Puerto Rican  income tax return.
5.   Academic Need and Motivation to pursue a Bachelor Degree
Evidence of being out of high school or dropped out of a program of postsecondary education for five or more years and or has a disability as defined in section 12102 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).
(*) Denotes students may be low income OR first generation or both per Department of Education guidelines.

Veterans Upward Bound Office

Russell Hall Building, Room R-119

Contact:  Joseph Alonzo

(714) 564-6288

Santa Ana College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: www.accjc.org.