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College Kick-Off is coming to your school or district in September!

CKO GraphicGet your Senior Game Plan here!

Click Website – College Kick off Program to read the program agenda.

OSSCs from each LA GEAR UP school are asked to facilitate the LOSFA District-Wide College Kick-Off event which unveils a yearlong plan to assist students by motivating, instructing, and monitoring postsecondary transition activities. This event requires one class period with your senior class.

Expect a Call to Rally, a review of the Senior Timeline, wrist bands, t-shirts, and a rousing good time!

Use this Kick-Off Sign-in Sheet to sign students up for LA GEAR UP text messaging. By providing their cell phone numbers, students agree to receive text-based communication on their mobile phone from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), LA GEAR UP, and our university partners. Student information will be kept confidential and will not be shared with institutions other than those to which students have indicated interest. Standard text-messaging rates apply and students are responsible for any costs incurred in receiving texts. Students may also opt-out at any time by replying to any text sent.

Take three minutes to explore this free student-friendly online career test. It takes about three minutes. The results will help you determine your aptitude, which is part of the LOSFA 5-Point Match.

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Did you receive a START Savings Statement in the mail?

If you did:

1)   You were enrolled in a school that participated in Louisiana GEAR UP during 2002-present.

2)   You were awarded a Rewards For Success Scholarship.

So what do you do now?

1)   If you are currently enrolled in a college/university, you can use your funds to help pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, materials and supplies, as well as equipment required for enrollment by the college.

A. Just go to this link:

https://louisianagearup.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/la-gear-up-request-for-disbursement-20131.pdf

…fill out the Request for Disbursement Form, and send your form back to LA GEAR UP via fax or snail mail and we will start the process of transferring your money to an approved post-secondary education institution.

B. Funds are sent directly to the college/university.

C. Please submit your Request for Disbursement Form at least 30 days before your tuition is due, while it may take as little as 2-weeks for processing sometimes processing time is longer.

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ACT Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Do you need extra time or special accommodations while taking the ACT?  Check out this link for assistance:
http://www.actstudent.org/regist/disab/.

ACT will make decisions on a case by case basis and documented need.

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