Parent Spot

Navigating the world of college prep can be intimidating for everyone involved—including the families of college-bound kids. To help ease the confusion (and make life a little easier), we’ve created a customized collection of resources made especially for TXGU parents and families.

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    Being an Advocate for Your Teen

    Tips for becoming your child’s biggest support

    Help your student get firmly on the path to success

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    College Life

    Glimpse at what college life is really like

    Get a peek at the freshman college experience in action

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    Get Involved with Texas GEAR UP

    A taste of the college-prep resources offered by TXGU

    See what GEAR UP is bringing to the kids of Texas

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    Intro to Financial Aid

    A big-picture overview of how to pay for college

    Learn how to access financial aid to cover college costs

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    Letting Go

    Stories of parents coping with their kids leaving for college

    Get inspired by other parents’ experiences before you send off your college-bound teen

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    What is Texas GEAR UP?

    Get to know the program that’s making all the difference

    Learn more about how GEAR UP actually works

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