Resources for Parents

GEAR UP Mississippi's parents want to help their students become successful in all they do. We also realize parents want help in preparing their children for college. Below are links and documents to help parents prepare.

Financial Aid Myths

Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence (PDF)

Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence (Spanish) (PDF)

Types of Colleges

Links to Mississippi Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges

12 Things Parents Should Know (PDF)

11 Ways to Protect You Kids from Drugs

American College Testing -ACT

College Savings Mississippi

FAFSA on the Web - U.S. Department of Education

FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid Links to Higher Education

National GEAR UP site Helping Families Save for College

Why Early College Awareness? - Adobe PDF file