COVID-19 RESOURCES

GEAR UP Iowa is offering virtual opportunities to engage our students across the state in FAFSA completion and with general college advice.

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COVID-19 RESOURCES

GEAR UP Iowa is offering virtual opportunities to engage our students across the state in FAFSA completion and with general college advice.

Get Virtual Assistance

COVID-19 RESOURCES

GEAR UP Iowa is offering virtual opportunities to engage our students across the state in FAFSA completion and with general college advice.

Get Virtual Assistance
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WELCOME TO GEAR UP IOWA

College is possible for all Iowa students. GEAR UP Iowa helps schools create a college-going culture and provides families and students the resources to help in their journey toward success. GEAR UP Iowa works with students in the Class of 2020 in schools in these 12 partner districts:
Cedar Rapids • Clinton • Columbus Junction • Davenport • Denison • Des Moines • Fort Dodge • Marshalltown • Ottumwa • Perry • Sioux City • Storm Lake

Karen Misjak GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

Karen Misjak GEAR UP Iowa Scholarship

Students in GEAR UP Iowa automatically qualify for a college scholarship once they graduate high school. Find out more about this unique opportunity for Iowa students.

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Apply to be a GEAR UP Iowa school in 2021!

Apply to become a GEAR UP Iowa school in 2021!

If you're interested in becoming a GEAR UP Iowa school in 2021, apply through IowaGrants.gov. Funding opportunity: 389173 - SFY 2021 GEAR UP Iowa 3.0 School Partner Grants

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File the FAFSA starting October 1!

File the FAFSA starting October 1!

File the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1! You must file this important application to qualify for most forms of financial aid - including grants and scholarships.

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How Does GEAR UP Iowa Help Me Succeed?

As GEAR UP Iowa students know, the road to college starts as early as 8th grade. Get a head start on what students will need to be ready for success with our GEAR UP Iowa Student Resource Checklist!

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Take the GEAR UP Iowa Interest Survey!

Please complete this GEAR UP Iowa Interest Survey: K-12 to let us know you are interested in partnering for another potential State GEAR UP Iowa grant. Play Button