Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
CSFA Number: 691-00-1658
Agency Name
Illinois Student Assistance Commission (691)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Scott Taylor
Short Description
The GEAR UP program is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six- or seven-year grants to partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools and through the first year of college. The services include: providing information regarding financial aid for postsecondary education to participating students in the cohort, encouraging student enrollment in rigorous and challenging curricula and coursework, and improving the number of participating students who obtain a secondary school diploma and complete applications for and enroll in a program of postsecondary education. GEAR UP funding can also be used to provide scholarships to students.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $2,657,200
FY 2019 : $2,657,200
FY 2020 : $2,657,200
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities