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Welcome to the NCCEP newsroom!  Click on the links below to read the latest news from NCCEP and GEAR UP. 

Chicago GEAR UP celebrated National GEAR UP Week this year at over 25 high schools.

Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, or GEAR UP, is a state grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Oroville and Tonasket School Districts are among 11 districts to be part of a more than $18 million Gear Up award by the U.S. Department of Education to help students prepare for college.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission learned Monday it will receive a total of $21 million over the next seven years to help middle and high school students get to college and stay there.

A $22 million federal grant will help nearly 6,000 Virginia seventh-graders prepare for college.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will administer the federal "GEAR UP" grant for 16 school districts. GEAR UP is an acronym for "Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs."

Students in ten West Virginia counties will have extra help preparing for college and career training programs, thanks to a $21 million grant awarded to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission). The U.S. Department of Education announced today...

Oregon will receive $2.6 million a year for seven years for college readiness initiatives as part of the statewide GEAR UP program, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

The Iowa College Student Aid Commission has received a $22 million federal grant for an estimated 6,300 low-income students over the next seven years.

Iowa is one of 10 states selected by the U.S. Department of Education for the GEAR UP award, a press release announced Tuesday. That money will target seventh grade students on free and reduced-price lunch at low-income schools and follow them through high school and their first year of college.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has received a $21 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Hispanics make up about a third of the population at the high schools in Nacogdoches and Lufkin.

Those numbers reflect why “GEAR UP,” a college preparedness program, is diligently helping families seek a higher education for their children...

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