Spring is Scholarship Season

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 20, 2019 Hello everyone! I’m Katie Wornek and I work as an Outreach Officer for StepUp Utah and I have a confession….I. HATE. WINTER. No amount of hot chocolate or skiing can make up for the fact that, for basically 6 months out of

How to Spot a Scholarship Scam

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 13, 2019 There are many resources designed to help students just like you pay for college. Scholarships are one of the best options because you never have to pay the money back. Most scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit – this includes

#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

Question from a Utah Parent: College Resources for Low-Income Students

Parent Question:  Does StepUp have information to help students from low-income families prepare for college? Thanks,  Parent of a Utah student   Reply from Katie Wornek, StepUp Utah Paying for College Expert: Hello and thank you for contacting us. StepUp has many resources to help students from all backgrounds prepare for college! Here are a

The Importance of Understanding Your Financial Aid Package

Written by University of Utah student and StepUp Federal Work-Study Employee Marcella Sweet – Posted on February 27, 2019 After you get accepted into your college and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will receive a financial aid award letter explaining your college costs and the financial aid available to you,