#WhyUtahColleges: Salt Lake Community College

When it comes to picking a school, we can show you why Salt Lake Community College should be your first choice.   For starters, if you’re already in the Salt Lake Valley, we have an SLCC location near your home and work.     Think you can’t afford college? Think again. #SLCCPromise   The SLCC

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.

Paying for College: What Utah’s Undocumented Students Need to Know

By Katie Wornek – StepUp Outreach Officer and Paying For College Expert – Posted on September 22nd, 2017 The nature of America’s immigration laws and practices is very uncertain right now. This can leave many students and families feeling confused and nervous, especially when it comes to planning for college. If you need answers and guidance

What are the different ways I can pay for college?

Grants Grants are usually provided by the state or federal government. They don’t have to be repaid, and are based on financial need (determined by the FAFSA). One of the most common grants is the Federal Pell Grant (max: $6,095 per year). Talk to your high school counselor or contact the financial aid office at one of Utah’s universities or colleges

Paying for college

Paying for college can feel overwhelming. Luckily, Utah’s public universities have the 4th-lowest tuition in the nation, and there are many resources available to you to help you pay. For example, saving in a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan such as the my529 can help you pay for qualified higher education expenses. And grants, scholarships,

5 Things to Consider When Choosing to Work During College

By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – July 1, 2017 If you’re thinking about working while attending college, you’re definitely not alone. A 2015 Georgetown University study found that 70% of college students work during college. Beyond providing money to help you pay for school, working at a job will help you

College Question from a Utah Parent: Searching and Applying for Scholarships

Utah Parent Question: “Hi! We’ve really struggled to find scholarships that are legitimate ones my son can apply for. His grades are stellar, he’s on track for the Regents Scholarship, but we’d like to figure out where the best places are to find other scholarships. Any suggestions?” Expert Answer (from StepUp Outreach Officer, Jacob Newman): 

What to Consider When Making Your College Decision

By Jacob Newman, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – April 6, 2017 Making my college decision was tough! I changed my mind at least two or three times when I was deciding where to go to school. In the end, my decision came down to the scholarship offer I received, the location and cost