#WhyUtahColleges: Top Reasons to Attend Westminster College

With the goal of guiding its graduates to successful and meaningful lives, Westminster provides learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students that guarantee to be life-changing. Faculty focus on teaching, learning and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Wasatch Mountains.     From

#WhyUtahColleges: Top 10 Reasons to go to Snow College

#10 – Small School, Small Classes and a Tight-Knit Student Body   Snow College has one of the smallest campuses in the state Our average class size is 16 students, even for freshmen doing their generals Our main campus (Ephraim) has just over 3,000 students (roughly 1/10 the population of the largest campuses in the

StepUp Spotlight: Meet our new College Access Manager, Lais Martinez

Hey! My name is Lais Martinez and I am the new College Access Coordinator for StepUP. I am passionate about making applying and getting to college easier for all Utah students. When I am not talking with students about getting ready for college, you can find me, watching my favorite movies on repeat (Selena, Stand

6 Ways To Finish Your School Year Strong

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – January 23, 2018 2018 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 ahead From homework

New Year’s (College) Resolutions

By Erika Norton – StepUp Scholars Program Manager – 1.18.2018 Have you already set your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018? 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

Got Accepted? Now Call Your Housing Department

Congratulations! You just applied for college or just received your acceptance letter.     You now need to decide where you are going to live while attending college. Fall 2018 seems to be far away; but the fact is, if you wait until the end of this school year, you may be out of luck

Saying Thanks This Holiday Season

  We’re in the middle of the winter holiday season and there’s no better time to step back from the leftover turkey sandwich, take a break from your holiday shopping, and give thanks to those who have helped you achieve success. For high school seniors, college application season is in full swing. As you request

What to do if you missed out on Utah College Application Week

Missed out on Utah College Application Week at your school? Haven’t applied for college yet?     Don’t panic! It’s not the end of the world. You still have time to apply for college! And StepUp has the resources to help.      Decide where you want to apply. Take some time to research colleges

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What Utah’s National Parks Can Teach You About Student Life

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 11.2.17 Last week, I had the privilege of travelling to southern Utah for three FAFSA Completion Open Houses (events where we help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – https://stepuputah.com/events). Monticello High School, Grand County High School,