Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)
Trenholm State Community College (TSCC) is excited to welcome Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) Class of 2020! As an member of the GEAR UP cohort, you may be eligible for GEAR UP Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver.
The GEAR UP Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver is a last-dollar waiver available to the members of the GEAR UP Alabama (GUA) and the GEAR UP Birmingham (GUB) cohorts who enroll no later than August of their 11th grade year, maintain active enrollment until successful completion of high school, and meet the specified criteria for college admission at any community or technical college within the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). The GEAR UP Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver is also available to the parent/legal guardian(s) of a GUA or GUB student.
To determine if you may qualify for the GEAR UP Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver for 2020-2021, the following steps must have been completed by March 1, 2020:
- Completed GEAR UP College Intent Form (this should have been completed during your 11th grade year).
- Submitted an Admission Application to the ACCS college you plan to attend.
- Submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the federal school code of the ACCS college you plan to attend. Once submitted, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via email from the Department of Education. Keep this document for the next step.
- Submitted an ACCS Universal Waiver Application using the username and password you created when you completed your college intent form. Attached a copy of the first page of your Student Aid Report (SAR). https://www.accs.edu/gearup/log-in/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.