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Springtime: Planting Your College Money Seeds

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 6, 2017 The weather is warming up, the snow is melting, and the sun is shining more. Huzzah! It must be April in Utah! One of my new favorite things about living in Utah in the spring is planting and growing a garden. Before … Continued


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Shopping Lists and Financial Aid Award Letters

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 16, 2017 Wouldn’t it be nice if you could read your financial aid award letter like a grocery shopping list? Luckily, at many universities and colleges in Utah, you can! The Department of Education has released a “financial aid shopping list” to make it easier to compare … Continued


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Cast a Wide Net: College Net Price Calculators

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – March 2, 2017 The weather is warming up, everyone is dreaming about Spring Break, and colleges are starting to award scholarships and financial aid to their incoming freshman. Many high school seniors and their families worry about how they are going to pay for college. They wonder … Continued


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Six Steps to Slashing College Costs

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – February 16, 2017   The cost of attending college in Utah for the average resident is about $18,000 per year! If this figure seems a little scary at first, step back and take a deeeeeeep breath. Inhale slowly… Now exhale slowly… Okay. Now that your heart … Continued


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Part 2: How to save money on college tuition

By Steve Rogers on April 7, 2016 @Stephen_Rogers_ This is the second blog post in our Limiting College Debt blog series. Read Part I here. Tuition and fees are generally the biggest college cost for students (and parents). Unfortunately, these items never seem to go on sale. The best way to combat the costs of … Continued



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Researching & Analyzing College Costs

By Sumiko Martinez on September 24, 2015 One of the first steps in deciding where you want to go to college is researching the costs. At first it might seem overwhelming, but remember: YOU choose where to go, and it’s up to you to pick the college that’s the best fit, at the best price. … Continued