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Your college prep expert and Oklahoma GEAR UP School Specialist is here to help! Meet with your School Specialist each week in person, by phone or email. See below for more information about the many resources Oklahoma GEAR UP supports.
Student & Family Resources
Studies show that college graduates make over $1 million more in their lifetime than adults who only have a high school diploma or GED. For some families, however, college might still feel out of reach. From making sense of college admission standards to figuring out financial aid, the process can seem daunting. GEAR UP is here for 12,000 students across Oklahoma to ensure that college-hopeful students can access every resource they need to become college grads.
Your child doesn’t have to be a perfect student or an athlete to get help paying for college. Grants, scholarships, work-study and low interest loans are all available for anyone just by filling out forms and following through.
CONNECT U is a program designed specifically to help high school seniors with the college enrollment process. CONNECT U helps ease the transition to college by providing tools needed for the first day of school.
In Oklahoma, financial aid is readily available. If your child is in 8th- 10th grade and you have a household annual income of $55k or less, fill out an Oklahoma’s Promise Application now so your child’s tuition could be covered in college.
Downloadable documents require a PDF software viewer such as Acrobat Reader and the ability to view Microsoft document types such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Quick links to help you start a plan for college, including how to start saving for college and how to apply for financial aid.