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Common Question: I don’t qualify for financial aid. Do I still complete the FAFSA?

Student Question: “We won’t qualify for any assistance – do we still fill out a FAFSA?     A lot of people assume that they will not qualify for anything on the FAFSA (grants, work-study, and student loans), but many times people are surprised! They don’t expect to qualify for anything on the FAFSA but

Design a bookmark for a chance at a $1,000 scholarship from my529

Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade: Draw on your talents to create an original bookmark for the 2018 my529 Make Your Mark contest.     Enter your design for a chance at a my529—formerly named the Utah Educational Savings Plan—college savings scholarship account. You may win a $1,000 my529 scholarship account to use toward

Title IV + More Podcast: Season 2, Episode 1 Transcript (August 31, 2018)

This is the transcript for Season 2, Episode 1 (August 31, 2018) of the “Title IV + More Podcast for Utah Counselors and Educators” from Katie Wornek, Jacob Newman, and Bryan Lee at StepUp to Higher Education Utah. Listen to the “Title IV + More Podcast for Counselors and Educators” on iTunes Listen to the

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8th Grade

High school doesn’t start until next year, but now is the time to prepare for it. These checklists can help you make sure to get the most of high school and get you starting thinking about your plans after graduation.

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9th Grade

Let StepUp help you get high school off to a strong start—it’s time to start exploring your college options and see what opportunities are out there for you.

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10th Grade

As you get closer to finishing high school, StepUp can help you decide what comes next. This checklist will help you figure out the right classes to take and what certificate or degree you’ll need to live the life you want after graduation.

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11th Grade

This is a big year. Your time in high school is wrapping up, so it’s time to make sure you’re organized for next year. You’ll want to start touring college campuses and deciding what colleges you’ll apply for next year—StepUp can help you figure out what you need to do and when.

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12th Grade

This is the year all your hard work pays off! Stay focused—the finish line is almost in sight.

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