Learn About Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP)
GEAR UP is a Friend-of-Fayetteville and serves as a leading provider of academic support services for middle and high school students in Cumberland County. If you have a child who attends Douglas Byrd Middle, Lewis Chapel Middle, Luther Nick Jeralds Middle or Westover Middle and are in the 7th or 8th grades, this online session is for you. Join us and learn valuable information about the mission, services and upcoming spring and activities for students and parents.
Understanding the financial aid process is often difficult, frustrating, and most of all, confusing. The cost of attendance to a four-year university or even a two-year college can be overwhelming. This session offers the ultimate guide to college financial aid. Join us and gain a greater understanding of financial aid and explore resources to help maximize your award package.
Eighty percent (80%) of adults say that encouraging young people to do well in school is the most important thing adults can do for children. As a parent, you are the first teacher. However, no one gave you a "how to" manual on how to help your child be successful in school. This workshop will provide parents with 10 strategies for helping their children to be successful in school from kindergarten through their senior year in high school.
TRIO Talent Search is a Friend-of-Fayetteville and serves as a leading provider of academic support services for middle and high school students in Cumberland County. If you have a child in middle or high, this online session is for you. Join us and learn valuable information about the mission, services and upcoming activities for TRIO Talent Search.
Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may seem like a difficult process. Making mistakes can limit or otherwise eliminate eligibility for financial aid. A line by line guide through the 2019–20 FAFSA will give a better understanding of how to correctly complete the form. We will also review areas where the most common mistakes are made and share some online resources to help students through the application process.
My Child has Been Accepted into College! Now What?
Congratulations! Your child has been accepted into college. The hard work has paid off. This is an extreme privilege and an honor. However, what are the next steps to embark upon this different world? This workshop is a step by step guide to provide parents with answers to questions such as “Which college should my child chose?” to “What courses will they be taking?” and all questions in between. This discussion will ensure a smooth transition from High School into the Freshmen Year!
With federal student loans you can borrow money directly from the government. You will learn about the different types of student loans available, and how to use them to responsibly pay for college. Since federal loans offer different benefits than private loans, you should explore them first. Join us to help determine if you need student loans, how to borrow, and how much to borrow.