Paying for College

With many different funding options available—from scholarships and grants to work study and student loans—you can go to college.

  • Regents’ Scholarship

    The Regents’ Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to prepare for college academically and financially by taking a core course of study and saving for college.

  • Apply for the FAFSA.

    Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get help paying for college.

  • What are the different ways I can pay for college?

    Learn about grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and student loans

  • Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)

    Utah’s 529 college savings plan UESP is a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan designed to encourage saving for future qualified higher education expenses.

  • Scholarship toolkit

    Use this toolkit to prepare your scholarship resume and find scholarships to apply for.

  • New Century Scholarship

    The New Century Scholarship encourages Utah high school students to accelerate their education by earning an associate degree in high school from an institution within the Utah System of Higher Education or completing a specific math and science curriculum.

  • StepUp to College Costs Scholarship for 8th and 9th Graders

    Each year, we give away our own scholarship awards to reward 8th and 9th grade students who use the StepUp Utah Scholarship Toolkit to guide their scholarship journey.

  • StepUp to College Costs Scholarship for 10th and 11th Graders

    You’ll have to wait until your senior year to file the FAFSA, but you can practice the form and get an estimate of your federal student aid award by using the FAFSA4Caster. This tool can help you plan for the costs of college – and we’re rewarding high school sophomores and juniors for doing just that! We will select two students who will each win a $500 scholarship.