About Us

What is StepUP?

The StepUp to Higher Education social awareness campaign encourages all Utah students to dream big about their futures — and then act on those dreams by preparing for and completing college. Whether aiming for a one-year certificate or a four-year degree, StepUp provides tips, tools, resources, and conversation-starters about preparing and paying for college so obtaining a higher education can be a reality for all Utah students.

This social awareness campaign is paid for, and made possible by, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (the College Access Challenge Grant). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

The StepUp to Higher Education campaign is administered by the Utah System of Higher Education.

What is UHEAA?

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) is a state government agency and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It operates under the authority delegated by the Utah State Board of Regents and is governed by a Board of Directors and Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education. Although UHEAA’s primary function is to administer and service federal student loans, its outreach department provides Utah students and their families with access to information, materials, and resources in planning for financial higher education (financial aid). They host financial aid events throughout the year all over Utah for students and their parents, and also host trainings for high school educators and counselors. They operate under a joint UHEAA & StepUp to Higher Education platform.

Contact Info:

For Regents’ Scholarship Inquiries, click here

For New Century Scholarship Inquiries, click here

For General Inquiries, click here

For Media Inquiries:                                                                                  
Melanie Heath, Director of Communications
Office: 801-321-7110
Cell: 801-244-9620

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