Lesson Plan

For Washington State GEAR UP Staff
GEAR UP Match Training Suggested Outline.
This presentation focuses on writing college application essays. It covers the role the essay plays in the college application, what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant, and writing tips to help the student convey who they are to colleges and scholarships. This session includes time for students to brainstorm essay topics and begin their writing process.
This presentation offers options to students who didn’t get into or can’t afford their preferred school so that they can still achieve their educational goals even if their plan to get there has to change.
Second in the Student Loan Series, intended for individuals close to or in their repayment process. This presentation reviews the borrower’s rights and responsibilities, discusses the different repayment options and terms associated with each, and provides strategies and resources for the student considering repayment options or coming out of delinquency or default.
First in the Student Loan Series, intended for individuals considering borrowing. This presentation prepares students to understand the rights and responsibilities of a borrower by explaining the different types of student loans, discussing responsible borrowing, and introducing potential repayment options.
Learn how to successfully make the transition from high school to college. This presentation discusses living situations on and off campus, budgeting techniques to ensure financial aid lasts, study strategies, what to expect from the first year of college and where to turn for help when things do not go as planned.
This presentation provides an overview of the costs of going to college, the different types of financial aid and how to access it. The content and delivery is modified to provide age-appropriate information and activities.
This presentation discusses how scholarships fit into the world of financial aid and covers strategies students can adopt for researching, organizing, applying for and winning them.
This presentation Introduces students to four easy-to-remember college planning steps. It is designed to motivate and excite students about attending college by giving a general overview of the things they can do now to make their college dreams come true. Interactive and fun, this presentation uses games and activities to get students pumped up about postsecondary education.


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