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. 2): Paying 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 and we are happy to help students from diverse backgrounds navigate their unique paths to college.

It’s Not Too Late To Apply For Financial Aid!

  By Jacob Newman – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 1.3.2018     The New Year is here! This time of year, many people decide to make resolutions. If you’re a senior in high school (or a current college student), it’s not too late to make a resolution to file your

This Holiday, Give Yourself the Gift of Scholarship Money!

The school year is nearly half over! If you’re getting anxious about college costs, you could ask Santa for tuition money…or you can give yourself the gift of scholarship money! Many of you will soon be on your holiday break from school. You should definitely have fun and relax – you’ve earned it!    

Complete the 2018-19 FAFSA, Win a $1,000 FAFSA Scholarship!

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 11.13.17 What is a FAFSA Completion Open House? In order to access all types of federal student aid (like grants, work-study, and student loans), as well as many forms of aid from your state or college, you need to complete the Free

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

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

FAFSA – IRS Data Retrieval Tips and Tricks

By Jacob Newman – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 10.20.17 The temperature is dropping, school is in full swing, Halloween is just around the corner, and FAFSA season is here! StepUp has hosted many completion open houses for the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid throughout the state. Students and