Resources for Professionals

Resource Library for Professionals

The GEAR UP NC Resource Library is intended to provide school districts and target schools with sample documents and templates to assist in the implementation of the GEAR UP NC program at the district level and within identified GEAR UP target schools. To view the GEAR UP NC Implementation Guide, please click here. For more information, feel free to contact the GEAR UP NC State Office at (919) 843-3000 or

General GEAR UP NC Resources

Field Services

Toolkits & Guides

  • Guide to Programming & Outreach - Spring 2014
  • GEAR UP NC College Survival Need-to-Know Spreadsheet - 2014
  • GEAR UP for College Week Toolkit - 2013
  • GEAR UP NC College & Scholarship Application Essay Toolkit - 2013
  • GEAR UP NC FAFSA Day Toolkit - 2014
  • GEAR UP NC Students@Work Week Toolkit - 2014
  • GEAR UP NC Personal Financial Literacy Toolkit - 2013
  • GEAR UP NC Decision Day Toolkit - 2013
  • GEAR UP NC College Savings Day Toolkit - 2013

Data Entry

Materials & Documents

Starting Up GEAR UP

Partner Resources

 Financial Aid Resources

  • To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), go to
  • For a tool to estimate financial aid  eligibility, including Pell Grant eligibility, use the FAFSA4Caster, a free tool from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Interactive Video about how to fill out the FAFSA
  • U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid website - includes resources like the FAFSA4caster which is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.

 Scholarship Resources