It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Financial Aid!

By Jacob Newman – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 1.18.2019 Happy New Year Fireworks GIF from Happynewyear GIFs The New Year is here! This time of year, many people decide to make resolutions. If you’re a senior in high school (or a current college student), it’s not too late to make

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

#WhyWorkStudy: Part 1

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

6 Ways To Finish Your School Year Strong

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 2018 (updated January 3, 2019) 2019 is here and that means the school year is nearly half over! Here are some expert tips for keeping your momentum in the months leading up to summer break and finishing your school year out strong… 1. Plan

Maxwell Ayeliya: My FAFSA Success Story

Hi! My name is Maxwell Ayeliya and I am student in the Master’s of Accounting program at the University of Utah. I also work part-time for StepUp and I’m happy to share my FAFSA Success Story with you. Education is important in a young person’s life. It is always exciting to start college after graduating

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

Tips for a Successful First Year of College

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on December 18, 2018 College is a whirlwind of change and new experiences that in some ways you cannot anticipate or fully understand until you are standing on the other side looking back. I would do many things differently in

12 Days of Scholarships: Day 12 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

12 Days of Scholarships: Day 11 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