Veterans Upward Bound offering college help (and free pizza) to prospective military students
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Veterans Upward Bound offering college help (and free pizza) to prospective military students

Austin Peay State University’s Veterans Upward Bound is throwing several free pizza parties this month in an effort to show as many military veterans as possible the program’s benefits.

Austin Peay State University’s Veterans Upward Bound is throwing several free pizza parties this month in an effort to show as many military veterans as possible the program’s benefits. 

The first open house is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 2 at Room 203 of the McReynolds Building. Open houses also are planned during the same times on Aug. 8, 15, 23 and 30. There's also an open house planned for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the same location.

Veterans Upward Bound is a free U.S. Department of Education program designed to help eligible military veterans enter and succeed in college.

APSU’s program provides free services and materials to help veterans prepare for college, such as pre-college testing, admissions help, financial aid assistance and tutoring. APSU unveiled its new offices this spring.

Veterans Upward Bound is for veterans who aren’t enrolled in college and haven’t earned a four-year degree. They can be new or returning to college. Prospective students also must meet low-income criteria or have parents who didn’t attain a four-year degree.

For more information about the open houses or the program, call 931-221-7600 or visit www.apsu.edu/vub.