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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).

GEAR UP Information for Students

GEAR UP Information for Parents

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid Office at

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For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108