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Upward Bound

What Is Upward Bound?

Nationally, Upward Bound was established by the Higher Education Act of 1965. It is a federally funded pre-college program designed to generate in its participants the skills and motivation necessary for the completion of secondary education and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education.

Our Story

Loyola University New Orleans Upward Bound provides educational assistance to program participants who attend the following target schools: Helen Cox, John Ehret, L.W. Higgins, and West Jefferson High Schools.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Any high school freshman, sophomore, or junior who meets the following criteria may apply for admission into the Program:
  • A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, or national of the U.S., its territories, properties, or trusts and meet income guidelines as set by the U.S. Dept. of Education
  • A potential first-generation college student
  • Currently attends one of our four (4) target schools
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Is committed to participation in a year-round educational program

Upward Bound Students

We Offer

Academic and personal advising

  • Tutoring
  • Study and test-taking skills
  • College preparation
  • ACT/SAT Information

College exploration and assistance

  • College and career awareness activities
  • College tours
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Assistance with college admissions and financial aid forms

Academic and summer components

  • Provides instruction and tutoring in the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign languages.

Apply Now!

LOYNO Upward Bound Application

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Contact Information

Upward Bound
6363 St. Charles Avenue
Campus Box 154
New Orleans, LA 70118

Office Phone: (504) 864-7219
Fax: (504) 864-7232


Loyola University New Orleans Upward Bound adheres to the principle of equal educational opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, or national origin.

The Loyola University New Orleans Upward Bound Program is 100% federally funded at $513,733.00 annually.