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Upward Bound Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the University of Dayton Upward Bound Program

  • Prospective first-generation college students (neither parent has earned a four-year college degree)
  • Students who come from families that meet low-income guidelines, defined as below federal household guidelines
  • Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and attend one of the program's three target Dayton Public Schools: Meadowdale, Belmont, or Dunbar
  • High school students who have completed the 8th grade, but have not yet started the 12th grade.

There is no cost to participants or their families for the program's services, which includes room, food and fees (excluding medical expenses).

No. The Upward Bound Program is a year-round program which provides support to students all throughout high school. Students are required to attend the Summer Academy and the academic year component as well.

Click the link below for information about the application process, and a link to the online application.

Application info

Students interested in the Upward Bound Program can apply as early as the Spring of their 8th grade year, to be considered for a Summer Start; and at any time while they are enrolled in high school, but prior to the summer before their Senior year.

The program is funded to serve 63 students.

Click the link below to view our brochure, which includes more details about the program.

Program brochure (pdf)

University of Dayton Upward Bound Program

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2969