1. Texas GEAR UP Get a Life Game

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_Getalife
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The idea of learning through play is certainly nothing new....
  2. GenTX: Get Inspired Right Now

    • Resource ID: Gearup_W_GenTX
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Why to Care: Learn from others who've gone to college.
  3. Educational Opportunities and Investments

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Opportunit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Under Programs on the Texas Comptroller’s page is this list of government-driven initiatives to help users explore financial aid opportunities for Texas colleges. The main focus is on starting early and putting away funds (and growing them) for tuition and expenses—both the...
  4. Financial Aid Toolkit

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Fatoolkit
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This site is geared toward guidance counselors and teachers, and is a huge resource for financial aid—so you might as well take advantage of it. It’s likely you’ll be filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and this site will give you lots of help...
  5. FAFSA

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Fafsa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     Directly focused on making it easy for students to complete the FAFSA, this site offers up no-hassle pages informing them of deadlines and options for filing.
  6. Understanding College Loans

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Loansunder
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Figure out all the basics of education loans with this easy-to-understand guide, which also provides useful strategies, tips, and potential pitfalls to watch out for....
  7. Introduction to Financial Aid

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_Finaidintr
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    The good news: There’s loads of money out there to help your child pay for...
  8. Filling out the FAFSA/TAFSA

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pa_FafsaTafsa
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This guide walks you through what you need to know in order to complete the FAFSA/TASFA and score the most money possible for school.
  9. Think College: College Prep for Intellectually Disabled Students

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Thinkcolle
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Think College is more than a website—it’s a comprehensive movement to provide college planning resources to people with intellectual and development disabilities. 
  10. College Prep Checklists

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Checklist
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Not totally sure what you should be doing at any given moment to prep for college? No worries—we’ve got you covered. Choose your grade to get a to-do checklist that’ll help you stay on track for that shiny college future of yours.
  11. Know How 2 Go

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Knowhow
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     A dynamic and inviting site lets students in middle school or high school immediately begin to explore information and advice about going to college. 
  12. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brooke

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brook
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    We’re...
  13. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Andrew

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Andre
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    If there’s anyone who’s on our fantasy lineup for the football team (close your...
  14. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Gustavo

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Gusta
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family is everything for Del Rio High School sophomore, aspiring artist, and history buff...
  15. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brenden

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brend
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Shooting hoops,...
  16. Apply Texas

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Applytexas
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Many schools, one application—that’s the tagline for this straightforward college admissions web resource. Students can begin from scratch by searching for Texas colleges and universities by type of school (two-year, four-year, graduate school, etc.) or degrees offered, as...
  17. College Terms Cheat Sheet

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Collegeter
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    While supporting your child during the whole journey...
  18. College Application Process

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Collegeapp
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
     
    If you’re like most...
  19. Being an Advocate for Your Teen

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Advocate
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    ...
  20. College Board

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Collegebo
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This is a mammoth web portal for furthering the College Board’s mission of getting students into and graduating from colleges and universities. Students and educators can become site members and have access to online organizational tools, AP and SAT test scheduling and reporting, and much...