Six Reasons to Volunteer In Your Community

By Sara Dorsey – Outreach Coordinator at Lt. Governor’s Commission on Service & Volunteerism     1. Scholarship Opportunities   Scholarships are available specifically to those who volunteer and give back to their communities. By volunteering, you can find new ways to pay for college.   2. Gain Work Experience   Now is the perfect time

6 Reasons Why You Should Join Latinos In Action (LIA)

The StepUP team would like to highlight Latinos In Action in the spirit of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Here’s a list of 6 reasons why students in Utah with a hispanic heritage should consider joining the LIA…   Earn scholarships to help you pay for college Visit college campuses and professional workplaces.

FAFSA Fears, Myths, and Urban Legends

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 10.3.18   October is here, and with it comes pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and FAFSA SEASON. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (or FAFSA) is the form you must complete to be considered for all forms of financial aid aid from

Complete the 2019-20 FAFSA, Win a $500 FAFSA Scholarship!

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 10.3.18 What is a FAFSA Completion Open House? In order to access all types of federal student aid (like grants, work-study, and student loans), as well as many forms of aid from your state or college, you need to complete the Free

What is the FAFSA? Why should I care?

Completing the FAFSA is the only way to apply for Federal Financial Aid (money for college – grants, work-study, and student loans).   What is the FAFSA? “FAFSA” is an acronym for the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” In short, the FAFSA is the one application you submit in order to apply for money to

Celebrating FAFSA Success: 2018 FAFSA Cup Winners!

Written by StepUp Utah Paying for College Expert, Katie Wornek – September 17, 2018 Every year, StepUp rewards counseling teams who go above and beyond to help seniors complete the FAFSA and secure the financial aid they need to pay for college. The 2018 winners were officially recognized at last week’s Utah System of Higher

Design a bookmark for a chance at a $1,000 scholarship from my529

Utah students in kindergarten through 12th grade: Draw on your talents to create an original bookmark for the 2018 my529 Make Your Mark contest.     Enter your design for a chance at a my529—formerly named the Utah Educational Savings Plan—college savings scholarship account. You may win a $1,000 my529 scholarship account to use toward