1. 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.
  2. 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....
  3. 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...
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Faces of Texas GEAR UP: Brooke

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

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_FOGU_Brend
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Shooting hoops,...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. College Application Process

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

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Advocate
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    ...
  15. 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...
  16. College for All Texans

    • Resource ID: Gearup_Pr_Foralltexa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    This easy-to-navigate site provides information for three distinct groups of learners—current middle-school and high-school students, members of the military, and working adults—all of whom are looking for higher-education opportunities.
  17. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Angry Birds Summer Camp

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Angrybirds
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Who says summer prep courses have to be dull? Whoever it was, they definitely weren't rocking in the Ysleta summers like these lucky students. The Proyecto M.A.S. GEAR UP team worked with teachers to stage a weeklong hands-on course preparing TXGU juniors for the classwork in Algebra II and...
  18. Texas GEAR UP in Action: College Road Trips

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Collegeroa
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we definitely agree. But when it comes to students being able to really place themselves in a college setting, a 3-D experience is even more ideal. And no, we don't mean sending them to an informational IMAX screening—we're talking...
  19. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Parent 2 Parent

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Parent2par
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    What happens when parents come together? Greatness. In East Texas, parents are coming together like never before. The launch of a GEAR UP outreach program called Parent2Parent is connecting educators with parents to close the knowledge gap and expand the educational possibilities for all the...
  20. Texas GEAR UP in Action: Science and Engineering Extravaganza

    • Resource ID: Gearup_HS_Scienceext
    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Our GEAR UP friends out in El Paso are up to some pretty amazing things. What once began as an event for a handful of students has exploded into an engineering and science extravaganza that takes STEM development into the next stratosphere. By partnering with the local chapter of Mexican...