StepUp to Higher Education is an outreach initiative of the State of Utah that empowers 8th through 12th grade students and their families to prepare for college. StepUp believes every Utah student should pursue education after high school, whether that be a one-year certificate, two-year degree, four-year degree, or more. StepUp provides programs and resources to encourage college preparation and success, as well as training and materials for school counselors.

StepUp to Higher Education is partially paid for, and made possible by, a grant from the U.S. Department of Education (the College Access Challenge Grant). However, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

The StepUp to Higher Education campaign is administered by the Utah System of Higher Education.

What is UHEAA?

Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) is a state government agency and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It operates under the authority delegated by the Utah State Board of Regents and is governed by a Board of Directors and Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education. Although UHEAA’s primary function is to administer and service federal student loans, its outreach department provides Utah students and their families with access to information, materials, and resources in planning for the costs of higher education (financial aid).