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,

What is Utah College Application Week (UCAW)?

  Did you know that for the last several years, Governor Gary Herbert has declared November the official Utah College Application Month? High schools all across the state partner up with StepUp to Higher Education (that’s us!) organize their own “Utah College Application Week” events throughout the month of November.     Ask the experts

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Involved in Extracurricular Activities

By Erika Norton – StepUp Utah Scholars Program Manager – Posted on 10.24.2017   When I was growing up, I heard over and over again how important it was to get involved in extracurricular activities throughout junior high and high school. I heard these extracurricular activities would help me get into college and that my

I filed my 2018-19 FAFSA. What are the next steps?

So you’ve applied to college and filed your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), right? If not, there’s still time but don’t wait too long or you’ll be scrambling at the last minute trying to get it all done.     Read follow-up emails.  After you’ve sent your application to the colleges/universities you want to

New Grade-By-Grade Checklists

By StepUp Utah Scholars Program Manager, Erika Norton – Posted on September 28th, 2017 Here at StepUp Utah our main goal is to help students achieve their big dreams. Do you want to be a video game designer or a doctor? A college degree will help you achieve your goals. We can help you get