Four unique ways to save for college this summer

By Agustin “Tino” Diaz on April 21, 2016 @TinoJrDiaz Summer in Utah is perfect. No school. No homework. Just bright sunny days and plenty of things to do outdoors. Summertime is also perfect for one more thing: saving for COLLEGE! Don’t worry, there will still be time to have your summer fun too. First, summer

4 things to add to your summer ‘To do’ list

By Erika Norton on April 1, 2016 You’re getting closer to going to college. You might have only one or two years left of high school. You’re feeling overwhelmed, too busy, and tired. Summer is almost here and then you can do nothing, right? Well, almost. If you want to make sure you’re on the

12th graders: What to do NOW before you graduate

By Maureen Brakke, on March 24, 2016 You’re almost done! I bet you’re excited. College is fun, but a lot of work. Here are a few things you can do NOW before you graduate to help make your life easier when you start college: SPRING: Visit any colleges you’ve been accepted to, and ask about

10-11 graders: What to do NOW to prepare for college

By Maureen Brakke, on March 24, 2016 Are you doing everything you can to prepare for college? Here are some things you can be doing in 10-11 grade to help prepare for college. That way, when it’s time to go to college, it’ll be a little easier for you. Plan to take the right classes

8-9th graders: What to do NOW to prepare for college

By Maureen Brakke, on March 24, 2016 “I’m only in 8th (or 9th) grade. Why do I have to think about this now?” Think it’s too early start preparing for college? Time goes FAST, so it’s a good idea to start helping yourself now. That way, when you’re ready for college, it’s a little easier. Here

Things you can do NOW to prepare to pay for college

By Agustin “Tino” Diaz on March 17, 2016 @TinoJrDiaz Dear students: let’s talk about how you can plan to pay for college as early (or earlier) as 8th grade. If you wait until you’re a senior year in high school to start saving for college, it might be a little more difficult. The sooner you prepare, the

FAFSA Deadlines & Steps to Take After the FAFSA (specific Utah college information)

After you’ve submitted your 2016-17 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there are still a few things you need to do. Some colleges even require that you fill out and submit additional paperwork once you have submitted your FAFSA. Here are specific FAFSA deadlines, FAFSA follow up directions, and contact information for financial aid offices at each of

Four things I wish I’d known about the FAFSA in high school

By Maureen Brakke, on March 3, 2016 This month,  I asked, Alexa Norton, a Utah State University student, to share some things she wishes she would have known about the Free Application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA) when she was in high school. What is the FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is

Parents: What you can do to help your child prepare for & save for college

By Agustin “Tino” Diaz on February 22, 2016 @TinoJrDiaz Not sure when to start thinking about paying for college? Not to mention how to get started!? Below are some tips on how you can be proactive about preparing for college expenses. Share them with your children so they can be part of saving for their college