What Do I Want To Be?

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Chances are you have asked yourself this very question. I know I did after I retired from active duty. The difference is most people ask themselves this as children and in high school. We as veterans ask ourselves this after serving our country at a later time in life. Some of us in our early 20’s and others in our 40’s. The most common responses I have heard from veterans when asked this question is I do not know, I am not sure, or they give a list of several possibilities.

This is where STRIPES-Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) can come into play. All of us here at STRIPES-VUB have been in this very situation. We have gone through the transition from military life to civilian student life. We are subject matter experts in the pre-enrollment phase of college assisting hundreds of veterans walk the path. Don’t bang your head against the wall trying to find the right school and the right degree plan that fit you. We have don’t that leg work for you and can assist in guiding you with your decision.

We provide veterans with individual start-to-finish school and degree plan selection, application, and enrollment support for any program at any school. Our pre-enrollment services are customized for each veteran client and are created based on the individual needs of the veteran.

The services below are just a few of the most common veteran requested services we can provide.

  • Benefit Application Assistance
  • School Selection Comparison
  • Academic Skills Development
  • Academic Program Research
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • Admission Assistance
  • Transcript Request
  • Financial Literacy
  • Test Preparation

Did I mention all these services are FREE to the veteran and we can travel to meet you!

If you are still in the looking around stage, the link below is an easy to use comparison tool that compares different schools in an area of your choice. This is a great place to start your broad search and from here we can help you narrow down the selection field. GI Bill Comparison Tool

Submitted By: Shane Braig, CPO, USN (Ret) and STRIPES-VUB Outreach Specialist