To be eligible to participate in UBMS activities, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident;
  • Have completed the 8th grade at time of selection;
  • Be a 9th - 12th grade student entering or enrolled at either Fond du Lac High School or Horace Mann High School;
  • Have a cumulative or semester GPA of or above 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  • Be interested in pursuing a college degree in a science,technology, engineering or mathematics field; and

Additionally, eligible applicants must:

  • Be a potential first-generation college-bound student (neithersupporting parent/guardian having earned a baccalaureate)


Proof of parent or legal guardian income is required with thecompleted application. A signed copy of a 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZtax return from 2012, a signed financial aid application, a signed statement from the student's parent or legal guardian, orverification of family income from another governmental source maybe accepted to prove income eligibility.


Are you uncertain about your eligibility?


Very often students and/or parents mistakenly think they do notqualify for the UBMS Program. Parents, if you areuncertain whether your student meets theeligibility requirements, please arrange to speak with any of theUBMS team members. They are trained to help you determine fulleligibility.

If you ultimately determine that you are ineligible for theprogram, please see our list ofalternate programs

Important Definitions According to Code of FederalRegulations:34 CRF 645-6

Family taxable income means-
(1) With regard to a dependent student, the taxableincome of the individual's parents;
(2) With regard to a dependent student who is an orphan or ward ofthe court, no taxable income;
(3) With regard to an independent student, the taxableincome of the student and his or her spouse.

Low-income individual means an individual whosefamily taxable income did not exceed 150percent of the poverty level amount in the calendar year precedingthe year in which the individual initially participates in theproject. The poverty level amount is determined by using criteriaof poverty established by the Bureau of the Census of the U.S.Department of Commerce.

Potential first-generation college studentmeans-
(1) An individual neither of whose natural or adoptive parentsreceived a baccalaureate degree;or
(2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided withand received support from only one natural or adoptive parent andwhose supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree.

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Fun Fact

Average cost of tuition at Marian is $24,300, whereas the national average is $33,716 (Source: Marian University Office of Institutional Research, June 2014; National Center for Education Statistics,

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


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