Financial Aid & Scholarships

StepUP Utah

The StepUp to Higher Education social awareness campaign encourages all Utah students to dream big about their futures and then act on those dreams by preparing for and completing college.  Find anything from a cost estimator to scholarship toolkits to a grade-by-grade checklist.

UtahFutures

UtahFutures features college and career planning tools, labor market information, job search success skills, education and training. For financial aid and scholarships, we suggest using the following:

Cost Calculator – College Board

Across the state of Utah, cost has been identified as the number one barrier for students attending college.  Are your expectations of the cost of college realistic?  Use the following cost calculators to determine if you are planning accurately for the cost of attending college.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is the main form that the federal government, states and colleges use to award funding for college attendance through grants, scholarships, work study and student loans. 

Finding Scholarships

After completing the FAFSA, where else can individuals find scholarships to assist with the cost of going to college?  Through the following links learn more about applying for scholarships as well as searching for scholarships specific to your needs and interests.

Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP)

529 plans are tax-advantaged savings plans designed to encourage individuals to begin to save for the future costs of higher education. The Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP), a nonprofit trust fund, is the official and only 529 plan established and sponsored by the State of Utah.

 

Financial Aid Videos

StepUp Scholarships:
How to Plan for the Cost of
College in 4 Steps

StepUp Scholarships:How to Plan for the Cost of College in 4 Steps Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Should I Borrow Student Loans to
Help Pay for College?

StepUp Scholarships:Should I Borrow Student Loans toHelp Pay for College? Video
StepUp Scholarships:
4 Important Steps to Take
When Applying for Scholarships

StepUp Scholarships:
4 Important Steps to Take 
When Applying for Scholarship Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Paying for College - The Financial Aid
Order of Operations

StepUp Scholarships:
Paying for College - The Financial Aid 
Order of Operations Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Federal Student Loan
Repayment Options

StepUp Scholarships:
Federal Student Loan 
Repayment Options Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Budgeting for
College Students

StepUp Scholarships:
Budgeting for 
College Students Video
StepUp Scholarships:
How to Get Out of
Student Loan Default

StepUp Scholarships:
How to Get Out of 
Student Loan Default Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Searching & Applying for
Scholarships 101

StepUp Scholarships:
Searching & Applying for 
Scholarships 101 Video
StepUp Scholarships:
It's Payback Time! (Know
Before You Borrow!)

StepUp Scholarships:
It's Payback Time! (Know 
Before You Borrow!) Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Federal and Private
Student Loans

StepUp Scholarships:
Federal and Private 
Student Loans Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Types of
Federal Loans

StepUp Scholarships:
Types of 
Federal Loans Video
StepUp Scholarships:
What to Do
After the FAFSA

StepUp Scholarships:
What to Do 
After the FAFSA Video
StepUp Scholarships:
Filling out
the FAFSA

StepUp Scholarships: 
Filling out 
the FAFSA Video