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Montana State University is honored to have received a GEAR UP grant from the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. GEAR UP continues to serve students in their first year of college, aiming to help you succeed academcially and become conencted to the Bobcat community.

What is the purpose of GEAR UP at MSU?

Gear Up has three main objectives:

  1. To academically prepare students for college.
  2. To increase high school graduation levels and college enrollment.
  3. To increase parents' and students' knowledge of post-secondary options, including affordability. 

Going to college

Montana GEAR UP believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background.  GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students' college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school. 

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