The Importance of Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on February 27, 2019 After you get accepted into your college and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will receive a financial aid award letter explaining your college costs and the financial aid available to you,

#WhyUtahColleges: Utah Valley University Has a Place for You

By Colton Simons Transitioning to college is a totally daunting experience. You are facing a major change that will affect every day for the rest of your life. No pressure, right? Wrong! This is a big deal, and no one is going to try and tell you otherwise. That’s why we, at Utah Valley University,

Choosing the College Major that’s Right for You

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on February 19, 2019 Choosing what to study in college can be challenging. I struggled to find the right field of study – I stood in my own way and made my life harder by clinging to misguided opinions. I

12th Grade Paying for College Checklist

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 15, 2019 Here at StepUp, we want to help you learn about paying for college. Here’s a simple checklist of a few things you can do this year to start preparing to pay for college… 12th Grade Paying for College Checklist   1. Apply for

10th and 11th Grade Paying for College Checklist

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 15, 2019 Here at StepUp, we want to help you learn about paying for college. Here’s a simple checklist of a few things you can do this year to start preparing to pay for college.   10th and 11th Grade Paying for College Checklist

8th and 9th Grade Paying for College Checklist

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 15, 2019 Here at StepUp, we want to help you learn about paying for college. Here’s a simple checklist of a few things you can do this year to start preparing to pay for college…   8th and 9th Grade Paying for College Checklist

Question from a Utah Parent: Is it too Late to Complete the FAFSA?

Parent Question:  If a student never completed the FAFSA, but graduated high school and is now attending a university, can they still apply for financial aid? Where would they do so? Is there a deadline for applications? Thanks,  Parent of a Utah student   Reply from Katie Wornek, StepUp Utah Paying for College Expert: Thank

Advice from Utah College Students: Marie-Chantal Niwenshuti

Mwiriwe! (Or “Hello!” in Kinyarwanda). My name is Marie-Chantal Niwenshuti.   I am Rwandese. Currently, I work part-time and I am a full-time student at Utah Valley University (UVU) majoring in psychology. I am also a UVU Ambassador and project lead for their diversity team. I came to the United States in 2009 with my