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Project Upward Bound at Oakland University

  • Project Upward Bound at Oakland University
  • 261 South Foundation Hall
  • Rochester, MI 48309
  • 248-370-3270

Program Description

Project Upward Bound College Prep Academy is under the umbrella of TRiO Programs, established when Congress passed the Higher Education Act of 1965, now known as the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HECA). A federally funded program, Project Upward Bound (PUB) has been in place at Oakland University since 1966 and serves 120 students per year. Its mission is to provide academic, social, cultural, and career enrichment that prepares students to succeed in higher education. The 7 TRiO Programs support this mission from middle school through graduate school.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Arts and cultural
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • Parent/family services
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 120
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0


  • Between 50% and 75%