UW GEAR UP Financial Aid site coming soon

A new website featuring Financial Aid literacy, tips, links and training is in the works.  This site will be a resource for the nearly 5000 UW GEAR UP students in 13 districts in Washington state.  Training videos for students, as well as for parents (in English and Spanish) and GEAR UP Site Coordinators, will be available on the site, free of charge.  Definitions of Financial Aid terms and acronyms will be listed.  This site will also include tips and links for available scholarships, important dates and deadlines, and a phone number for students and parents to call (English/Spanish) with Financial Aid questions.  A section for undocumented Washington state students will also be available, with links to Washington state aid and assistance.

Topics will include:

  • Important deadlines
  • Reason for FSA ID / Who needs FSA ID
  • How to fill out the FAFSA
  • How to fill out the WASFA
  • Pre-college checklists
  • Scholarships
  • Financial Aid terms and definitions
  • Parent training videos
  • Site Coordinator training videos