The Veterans Upward Bound Project (VUB) at Arizona State University (ASU) is a federally funded educational program that serves veterans who are either low-income or potential first-generation college students. Veterans Upward BoundÃ¢??s mission is to motivate and assist veterans as they pursue higher education. The goal of VUB is to improve veteransÃ¢?? academic skills by providing FREE courses in English (composition & literature), mathematics (basic math to pre-calculus), computer literacy, laboratory science, foreign language and college planning (including financial literacy & career guidance) in order to enroll in and earn a postsecondary degree at the educational institution of their choice.