Where can I apply?
Applications are available at both high schools; for Horace Mann High School, see Mrs. Heidi Aprill; for Fond du Lac High School, see Mrs. Jill Goebel or Mrs. Laurice Snyder. You can also find our application form here.

Why do you need my tax information?
UBMS is a federally-funded program that requires proof of eligibility. Personal information to prove eligibility is not forwarded or shared with others. All information is completely confidential.

I live with only one of my parents, should I collect income information from the other?
We only need taxable income information from the household who is claiming you on their taxes. If your supporting parent has remarried, please include information from your stepparent as well.

Once a student begins the program, does the student need to reapply each year?
Unless a student is remove or leaves the program, once a student is accepted, they do not need to reapply to the program.

What does first generation mean?
(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parents received a baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree; or
(2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one natural or adoptive parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate [bachelor’s] degree.

What does low income mean?
An individual whose family taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount in the calendar year preceding the year in which the individual initially participates in the project. The poverty level amount is determined by using criteria of poverty established by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

To determine if this applies to you please see this chart:  

How many students are selected each year?
We are funded to serve 60 students in total from our target high schools. For the fiscal year 2013-2014, we are funded to serve 57, but may serve more if funding allows.

I don’t know my school counselor, what should I do?
You can have them fill out the bottom portion of the form or you can have an administrator, a student services staff member, or a former counselor fill it out (including those from previous schools).


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Fun Fact

Marian’s Student Senate organization, the student-led governing body, hosts a concert every spring, with past artists including Augustana, Jay Sean, Jason Derulo, Plain White T’s, Gym Class Heroes and Josh Gracin (Source: Student Handbook, 2013-2014).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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