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Who is Eligible


9th through 12th grade Students who are:
  • Attend Escondido HS or  Orange Glen HS
  • Be a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have an academic need and want to go to college
  • Meet federal low-income guidelines and be first generation college bound (neither parents have completed a bachelor's degree)
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 13, 2021 until further notice)
Size of Family Unit Taxable Income
1 $19,320
2 $26,130
3 $32,940
4 $39,750
5 $46,560
6 $53,370
7 $60,180
8 $66,990

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 

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.

Students possessing these characteristics:

  • Academic discipline
  • Motivation
  • Sense of commitment
  • Appreciation for cultural diversity

upward bound program


 TRIO Upward Bound Program is made possible by a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education and in collaboration with California State University San Marcos, Escondido High School and Orange Glen High School.

ALL PROGRAM SERVICES ARE FREE