GEAR UP works to increase student and parent outreach and awareness of the financial aid process. The program partners with the Pacific Financial Aid Association (PacFAA) and other partners to coordinate the following outreach events:
- FAFSA Application Workshops - Events that offer free assistance to students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To view a list of upcoming FAFSA workshops, click here.
- Financial Aid Nights - Over 60 financial aid workshops were coordinated at high schools statewide between the months of October 2015 – January 2016 reaching over 4,000 students and parents.
- Financial Aid Toolkit - Developed a comprehensive online toolkit for high school counselors with resources and materials to help promote FAFSA completion on their campuses.