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

Who Is My Parent On The FAFSA?

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 10.13.17 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application you must submit to be considered for all forms of federal student aid (grants, work-study, and student loans). Utah’s government also uses the FAFSA for distributing state grants, and most

FAFSA Fears, Myths, and Urban Legends

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 10.3.17 October is here, and with it comes pumpkin carving, haunted houses, and FAFSA SEASON. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (or FAFSA) is the form you must complete to be considered for all forms of financial aid aid from the federal

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