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ALL Seniors are Eligible to Apply for Financial Aid!

Beginning January 1 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application will be available for completion online. All students attending a 4 year University/college, a private institution, or local Community College may apply for financial aid. For more information on which application is the right one for you, click on the "Financial Aid Application Choices" link in the GEAR UP Locker.

***All students are welcome to come into the College and Career Center in room 323 A for GEAR UP support in the application process. We have computers and personalized appointments available to help each senior through this process.

Applications are due by March 2nd! Don't miss out on this opportunity to apply and receive financial support for college!

+++Be sure to attend Millikan's Financial Aid Night on January 16th @ 5:30 PM.

Seniors! It's not too late to apply to college!

Seniors : There are still many private and community colleges accepting applications for the Fall of 2014. Don't be left out! GEAR UP and the College Career Center is here to help! Come in ...more



Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program that provides funds "to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education." The federal website is here External Website. As a part of this effort, GEAR UP employees work to educate and train students, parents, and teachers about post-secondary (after high school) opportunities. Long Beach Unified also participates in the California GEAR UP program, which has the same stated purpose as the federal program but funds additional work through the State budget. The official California GEAR UP page is here External Website.

The GEAR UP program follows one grade of Long Beach students through their academic career. In the 2013-14 school year the GEAR UP class is composed of 12th graders. There are currently 6 Federal GEAR UP high schools.

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Gear Up Coordinator

Shannon Young

Email: sjyoung@lbschools.net

Phone: 562-425-7441 ext: 4260

Gear Up Locker

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