Upward Bound

Eligibility & Admission

1. You must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Completed 8th grade and are between the ages of 13 and 19 at the time of admission
  • You are currently enrolled, or will enroll, in a local area high school within East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Demonstrate a need for academic support and want to pursue a college degree
  • First-generation college-bound student (parent or guardian did not graduate with a four-year degree) or from a low-income household according to these guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education:

2022 Upward Bound Current-Year Low-Income Levels 

Size of Family Unit Income Levels*
1 $20,385
2 $27,465
3 $34,545
4 $41,625
5 $48,705
6 $55,785
7 $62,865
8 $69,945
* For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $7,080
* The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
* Effective January 12, 2022 until further notice

2. Apply

Fill in and complete an online application if you are a resident of:

East Baton Rouge Parish


Terrebone Parish


3. Confirm your Enrollment

Once LSU Upward Bound staff review your application, we will contact you for determining your program admission.