The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education Office of Student Affairs and the University of South Carolina’s Upward Bound program are partnering this spring to provide parents with information to help their students through the college application and financial aid process.
The USC Upward Bound program is a pre-college program, which serves more than 100 TRIO-eligible high school students in Richland County. This program provides access to academic support, after-school and weekend activities, a summer residential program and college placement services.
The Office of Student Affairs is providing information to Upward Bound parents in five sessions from March - May. Topics include state grant programs, state scholarship programs, FAFSA completion, state scholarship and grant renewal requirements, and the college admission process.
Federal TRIO Programs are designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
For more information regarding USC’s Upward Bound Program, visit the Upward Bound webpage. For more information regarding the Federal Upward Bound Grant, visit the US Department of Education webpage.