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Tax Time: FAFSA, College Savings, and Free Tax Services

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 16, 2018 It’s that time of year again: tax time! Students and parents across Utah are starting to prepare their 2017 taxes (or at least think about it!). Tax preparation can seem overwhelming to many Utah families. Don’t worry! Utah Tax Help helps many

Searching for Scholarships: Easy As 1-2-3!

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 13, 2018 There’s a lot of hard work involved in getting scholarships – earning good grades, building your resume, volunteering, writing essays, and asking for letters of recommendation are just a few examples. We think searching for scholarships should be the easiest part of

Info for Utah’s Refugee Students (Pt. 2): Paying for College

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 9, 2018 Did you know that Utah is home to over 65,000 refugees from 20 different countries? StepUp is proud of our state’s dedication to diversity and humanitarianism and we are happy to help students from diverse backgrounds navigate their unique paths to college.

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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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