Asset Building Briefs & Summaries Financial Inclusion

Creative Partnerships Between Gear Up and State College Savings Plans: Experience and Policy Potential

This brief provides examples of how GEAR UP and state College Savings Plans are working together to provide information and resources to low-income and at-risk students. To illustrate experience and potential, the Center for Social Development documents and assesses four existing partnerships between College Savings Plans and GEAR UP. State-level experiences to date suggest several policy implications.

Project: College Success


Clancy, M., & Miller, R. (2009, June). Creative partnerships between GEAR UP and State College Savings Plans: Experience and policy potential (CSD Policy Brief No. 09-23). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.