March Madness: Finish out the school year strong!

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 22, 2017 March Madness is college basketball’s biggest event. Coincidentally, the last few months of the school year are some of the most important parts of the entire year! It’s important to finish out the school year strong. This month, fans from all over … Continued


Utah College Housing Options (Part 1): Living On Campus

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 24, 2017 Preparing for college involves a lot of big decisions. Choosing a school and selecting a major can be challenging and can leave you with little time to fully research another major decision: housing. This week, I’ll help you learn about Utah college … Continued


8 things to do over winter break

By Maureen Brakke What are you plans over winter break? Skiing, snowboarding, staying indoors, or traveling somewhere warm maybe? While it’s important to enjoy yourself over break and relax, here are a few things that you’d be smart to do over your break. Apply for scholarships. Where can you find these?, and are good places to … Continued

After the FAFSA

I’ve applied to college & filed my FAFSA. Now what?

By Maureen Brakke 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, and who likes to do that? Here are things to do right … Continued

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Improving college prep outreach among Latino & Pacific Islander communities

By Agustin “Tino” Diaz @TinoJrDiaz College never seemed like a distant reality to me because I was backed by a family and community that strongly valorized it, even when they had never known the process here in the U.S. For Latina/o and Pacific Islander communities, education is high on the priority list for their students, but … Continued

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Going to a college fair? Here’s what you should ask

If you are planning to attend the College Fair this Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Juan Diego High School OR another college fair, you are probably wondering what you should ask the college/university representatives you see at the fairs. To help make your life easier, we put together a list of ten things you should ask them: … Continued

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My experience transferring from USU-Eastern to Weber State

By Kira Tadehara  Scrolling through the directions of how to apply as a transfer student from USU-Eastern to Weber State University was pretty daunting. In case you don’t know what a transfer student is, a transfer student is a student who has already completed 30 credit hours at one college/university, and then moves or “transfers” to another college/university without … Continued


What’s a Utah Scholar and why you should become one

By Erika Norton If you’re reading this, you’re most likely interested in going to college, right? You’ve also probably heard that college can help you land your dream job and that people who graduate college make more money than those who don’t, right? So, how do you get to college? Many students like you may … Continued


Eight reasons why you should live on campus

By John Terry Utah State University’s new residence director shares eight reasons why you should consider living on campus while you’re in college. 1. Being incredibly close to your classes so you can sleep in longer. Let’s face it. ANY time gained in the morning to get more sleep is worth it. As they say, we all … Continued


My first-generation college student experience

By Jose Morales Diaz I am a first-generation college student and currently a junior at the University of Utah majoring in communication studies. I’m originally from Mexico, but was raised in Salt Lake City. One of my passions is helping students succeed, as I love working within student services in higher education. I hope to eventually become a … Continued