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Washington State GEAR UP schools are required to offer a minimum of three family workshops per year. The focus of these workshops is financial literacy, college preparation, planning, and financial aid. Click a Topic to Download:

7th Grade

8th Grade

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Why college?

High school & beyond

Study skills & growth mindset

Dual credit

Pre-college assessments & fee waivers

College admissions & financial aid

The cost of college, College Bound Scholarship sign-up

Understanding college costs & financial aid

College & career exploration

Test preparation


Understanding award letters

College & career exploration

Transition to high school

CBS re-pledge &

College & career exploration

Overview of senior year & choosing a college

Transition to college

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