What is first generation? 

First-generation means that neither parent has received a baccalaureate (4-year) college degree.

I am currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or I have an associate (2-year) degree; is my child still eligible?

Yes, as long as neither parent has attained a baccalaureate degree at the time the application is received, the applying student is still considered first-generation and will be eligible for program services throughout their high school career.

My child would be a first-generation college student, but we don't meet the income guidelines. Would he/she still qualify?

Potentially yes, although two-thirds of our program participants must, by law, be limited income, the rest must only be potential first-generation college students. Send in the application!

How much does it cost to participate in the CUB program?

It’s free. All services are provided completely free of charge! In fact, students will receive small stipends for their participation in the program.

My grades aren't very good / GPA is not very high, am I still eligible?

Yes, our goal is to help you improve and succeed in high school and eventually go to college. If you come to us with a low GPA, you simply have more room to improve.

How does tutoring / homework assistance work?

Tutors will be available in Brennan Hall Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Students from several TRIO Programs will drop in to take advantage of the tutors, computers, and other resources offered. If needed, other arrangements may be made on an individual basis for more specialized tutoring, etc.

What happens in the homework assistance sessions? 
Tutors will be available to assist you with any subject you may need help with or any homework you may have.
Who is required to attend homework assistance and how often? 
Students with a GPA lower than a 3.5 are required to attend at least one session, for at least one hour a week.
Since my GPA is now 3.5 or higher, can I just stop coming to homework assistance? 
In order to be exempt from homework assistance, students need to provide a copy of their progress report each nine weeks. A letter from the school counselor will also be sufficient proof of improved grades.
Even though my GPA is 3.5 or higher, can I still come to tutoring / homework assistance? 
Yes. If you feel you could use help maintaining or improving your grades, feel free to attend any of the sessions. If you need help in a specific subject area, let us know and we will arrange for you to get the help you need.
What about transportation? 

Parents are responsible for making sure their children are getting to the program. For example:

  • During the academic year, students will be expected to attend Saturday workshops. Letters will be sent out regarding specific dates and times.
  • Students with a GPA less than 3.5 will be expected to attend tutoring/homework assistance at least once a week. Students with a 3.5 or above may choose to attend the homework or tutoring sessions, but are not required to do so.
  • During the summer program, students will check in on Sunday evenings and be picked up on Friday evenings.

If needed, we provide bus tokens for public transportation.

Will the summer program include other activities besides studying? 
Yes. The program will include fun activities such as swimming and recreation at the Heskett and Rhatigan Student Centers, movie nights, guest speakers, and field trips. We want participants to get a feel for what college is like as part of their experience.
I am already involved in CUB; can my friend or sibling apply too? 
Yes. Anyone who meets the eligibility requirements and submits an application will be considered.
Who pays for the program? 
The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.