6 Ways To Finish Your School Year Strong

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – January 23, 2018 2018 is here and that means the school year is nearly half over! Here are some expert tips for keeping your momentum in the months leading up to summer break and finishing your school year out strong… 1. Plan ahead From homework

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

Apply Today for StepUp Utah Scholars Recognition!

StepUp Utah Scholars wants to recognize you for going above and beyond as you have prepared for college. Students who have met the requirements will earn the StepUp Utah Scholars certificate and medallion. Follow these steps and apply today.   1. Meet the Requirements You will need to complete at least 20 Next Steps from

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What Utah’s National Parks Can Teach You About Student Life

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – 11.2.17 Last week, I had the privilege of travelling to southern Utah for three FAFSA Completion Open Houses (events where we help students and parents complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – https://stepuputah.com/events). Monticello High School, Grand County High School,

Utah Scholars Program Update: What Students Need to Know

You most likely heard about the Utah Scholars program in the 8th grade when a presenter came into your classroom and talked to you about the benefits of college; why you should go, and what you need to do to get there. This college-readiness program is designed to motivate you to complete specific tasks from

What I Learned Working In A College Prep Class: Utah AVID

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – June 1, 2017 When I first moved from Nevada to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah, my brain was flooded with emotions. For the first few weeks of school, I lived off excitement, adrenaline, and a LOT of coffee. But I was

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

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Colleges want to help you succeed!

Beginning college can be an exciting time in your life and a little scary. Figuring out your major and buying textbooks are just a few of the many things you’ll have to do. Colleges and universities want you to have a fantastic and successful college experience, and wherever you attend, you should take advantage of the resources

12 things I learned as a college freshman

By Ericka Hughes Being a freshman in college can be super rough if you’re unprepared. Since I just finished my freshman year, I figured I would share a few pointers on what I learned and how to survive!!!! Make a budget and stick to it. This one is super important (probably why I put it first).