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The Upward Bound Program is a U.S. Department of Education educational program designed to prepare students with acadmic potential for success in college. The Upward Bound porgram at Cal State San Bernardino assists low-income, potential first-generation college graduates, and educationally at risk students who are currently attending Rialto, Eisenhower, Carter, San Bernardino, Pacific, or Arroyo-Valley High School. In order to be considered for the Upward Bound programs, students must submit a COMPLETE application and meet the eligibility requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. Information provided on previous applications or during previous program participation will be considered during the review process. Please note: completing this application and/or satisfying the eligibility criteria below is only part of the selection process and does not gurantee admission into Upward Bound. 34CFR§645.3 Who is eligible to participate in an Upward Bound project? An individual is eligible to participate in a Regular, Veterans, or a Math and Science Upward Bound project if the individual meets all of the following requirements: (a)(1) Is a citizen or national of the United States. (2) Is a permanent resident of the United States. (3) Is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his or her intent to become a permanent resident. (4) Is a permanent resident of Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. (5) Is a resident of the Freely Associated States—the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau. (b) Is— (1) A potential first-generation college student; (2) A low-income individual; or (3) An individual who has a high risk for academic failure. (c) Has a need for academic support, as determined by the grantee, in order to pursue successfully a program of education beyond high school. (d) At the time of initial selection, has completed the eighth grade and is at least 13 years old but not older than 19, although the Secretary may waive the age requirement if the applicant demonstrates that the limitation would defeat the purposes of the Upward Bound program. However, a veteran as defined in §645.6, regardless of age, is eligible to participate in an Upward Bound project if he or she satisfies the eligibility requirements in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a–11 and 1070a–13) [60 FR 4748, Jan. 24, 1995, as amended at 75 FR 65784, Oct. 26, 2010] § 645.4 What are the grantee requirements for documenting the low-income and first-generation status of participants? (a) For purposes of documenting a participant's low-income status the following applies: (1) In the case of a student who is not an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining— (i) A signed statement from the student's parent or legal guardian regarding family income; (ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source; (iii) A signed financial aid application; or (iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return. (2) In the case of a student who is an independent student, an institution shall document that the student is a low-income individual by obtaining and maintaining— (i) A signed statement from the student regarding family income; (ii) Verification of family income from another governmental source; (iii) A signed financial aid application; or (iv) A signed United States or Puerto Rican income tax return. (b) For purposes of documenting potential first generation college student status, documentation consists of a signed statement from a dependent participant's parent, or a signed statement from an independent participant. (c) A grantee does not have to revalidate a participant's eligibility after the participant's initial selection. Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840–0550) (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1070a–11)