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

#WhyUtahColleges: Why Weber State Is Just Right For Me

By Sydney Tesch, Current WSU student     As my high school senior year came to an end, decision-making crunch-time loomed. After the scholarship acceptance letters came, I instantly felt that Weber State University was just right for me.   I grew up in Ogden, so I thought I might go away to school. I

Choosing Your College: Find the Right Fit

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on February 12, 2019 When I was a senior in high school deciding where to send my college admissions applications, I chose a private, out-of-state college without really knowing what I wanted to do, what I needed from a school,

Cast a Wide Net: College Net Price Calculators

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – updated January 3, 2019 Spring will be here before you know it! That means dreaming about Spring Break, and colleges that are starting to award scholarships and financial aid to their incoming freshman. Many high school seniors and their families worry about how they are going

#WhyUtahColleges: Utah State University

Utah State University is one of the oldest schools in the Western United States. Since their founding in 1888 as a land-grant university, USU has become a premier undergraduate research institution known throughout the world for their intellectual and technological leadership.   More than 27,000 students comprise the student body, including students from 88 foreign

#WhyWorkStudy: Part 4

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