#WhyUtahColleges: Utah System of Technical Colleges (UTECH)

The Utah System of Technical Colleges (known as UTECH) consists of eight technical colleges across Utah. Technical colleges offer shorter degree and certificate programs (as opposed to two- or four-year college degree programs) designed to qualify students to work in a variety of career fields. Technical colleges play an important role in today’s workforce. According

#WhyUtahColleges: Salt Lake Community College

When it comes to picking a school, we can show you why you should consider Salt Lake Community College! For starters, if you’re already in the Salt Lake Valley, SLCC has a location near your home and work.     Think you can’t afford college? Think again. #SLCCPromise The SLCC Promise helps eligible, full-time students cover

#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

Tax Time: FAFSA, College Savings, and Free Tax Services

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert  It’s that time of year again: tax time! Students and parents across Utah are starting to prepare their 2018 taxes (or at least think about it!). Tax preparation can seem overwhelming to many Utah families. Don’t worry! Utah Tax Help helps many Utah families prepare their

FAFSA Verification: What is it and what do I do if I am selected?

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert What is verification? When you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you provide personal and financial information that is used to calculate what is called your “Expected Family Contribution” or EFC. Your EFC helps determine the types and amount of Federal

FAFSA Success Story: Difficult Circumstances with a Good Outcome

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.         Working hard, either academically or at work, is important because it builds character, provides many opportunities, and overall

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

New Year’s (College) Resolutions

By Erika Norton – StepUp Scholars Program Manager – 1.3.2019 Have you already set your New Year’s Resolutions? If not, it’s never too late to set goals for yourself (especially when it comes to your education and future). It might be hard to know where to get started, but we’ve simplified it down into five

12 Days of Scholarships: Day 10 of 12

  Happy holidays! From December 3rd through December 18th we’ll post one new scholarship opportunity daily on our @StepUpUtah Twitter and Instagram accounts.   Bear in mind – some of the scholarship contests have closed since we first posted them, but many more are still open – there’s still time to give yourself the gift