Upward Bound Program at University of Hawaii at Hilo Interest Card
Is the student a foster child, a ward of the State, or in the custody of a public child welfare agency? *
Based on the Current-Year Low-Income Levels provided below, will the student potentially qualify as low-income? (Compare taxable income only) *
Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels

(Effective January 19, 2023 until further notice)

Size of Family Unit

Taxable Income


















For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $7,710 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $9,645 for Alaska; and $8,865 for Hawaii.

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.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register  on January 19, 2023 and are effective as of January 19, 2023.

Does any of the student's parents/guardians have a bachelor's degree? *
How did you hear about Upward Bound? *
Get in touch with us! Website:https://hilo.hawaii.edu/upwardbound/, Address: 200 W Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720, Email: ubhilo@hawaii.edu, Phone: 808-932-7517, Fax: 808-932-7515