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It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Financial Aid!

By Jacob Newman – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 1.18.2019 Happy New Year Fireworks GIF from Happynewyear GIFs The New Year is here! This time of year, many people decide to make resolutions. If you’re a senior in high school (or a current college student), it’s not too late to make

FAFSA Success Story: FAFSA Makes College Affordable!

Hi! My name is Fred Ha and I work for StepUp to Higher Education as a FAFSA specialist at Granger High. I’m excited to share FAFSA Success Stories from some of my students.         I worked with a student who knew that college was very expensive. This student told me that he

#WhyWorkStudy: Part 1

Federal work-study is a program that offers students flexible part-time jobs (usually on-campus) to help pay for college costs. When you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will be asked if you are interested in participating in work-study. Students often have questions about the work-study program, so we decided to ask

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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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