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Title IV + More Podcast: Season 2, Episode 13 Transcript (April 10th, 2019)

This is the transcript for Season 2, Episode 12 (March 28th, 2019) 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

Advice for Working Students

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 5, 2019 For most of us, having a job is an inevitable part of life. Research shows that: 35% of 16- to 19-year olds have a summer job 29% of teenagers work at their job all year long, and; More than 70% of college

#WhyUtahColleges (BYU): Here Are Our Reasons Y, What are Yours?

Brigham Young University is a private, non-profit research university in Provo, Utah wholly owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Choosing where to go to college can be a crazy ride! There are a lot of great options out there– finding the best fit for you can be hard. BYU has a lot to

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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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