#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

Tax Time: FAFSA, College Savings, and Free Tax Services

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 16, 2018 It’s that time of year again: tax time! Students and parents across Utah are starting to prepare their 2017 taxes (or at least think about it!). Tax preparation can seem overwhelming to many Utah families. Don’t worry! Utah Tax Help helps many

Info for Utah’s Refugee Students (Pt. 1): Preparing for College

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 9, 2018 Did you know that Utah is home to over 65,000 refugees from 20 different countries? StepUp is proud of our state’s dedication to diversity and humanitarianism. We are happy to help students from diverse backgrounds navigate their unique paths to college. If

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

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 1.11.2018     This Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day – a federal holiday officially established in 1986 to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday and celebrate his life’s work. Dr. King valued learning in his own life (he received his Ph.D. from

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

Parents: Earn Utah State Tax Benefits by Saving for College with UESP

Parents! Submit Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) contributions by year’s end to qualify for tax credits!   (Salt Lake City) When Utah taxpayers save for college with the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), they can also save on their 2017 taxes. If they meet certain year-end deadlines, any contribution, up to the allowed maximum, that

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