Frequently Asked Questions
You do! You can go to college. Check out StepUp Utah for more info on what you can do now to prepare for college and to learn about tools that can help you decide what type of postsecondary education to pursue.
What's holding you back? Watch these interviews of students that faced common fears and hurdles that sometimes get in the way of going to college. These students overcame their challenges, and you can too!
Make College a Part of Your Future: This pamphlet from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities provides excellent encouragement and advice. It's also available in Spanish and several other languages.
Scholarships, grants, loans, summer jobs...You've got great options when it comes to finding ways to pay for college. These websites can help you navigate the financial aid process and hopefully find ways to help pay for school that you may not have even thought of.
There are numerous career assessments and major guides online. Here are just a few to help you in your search:
Browse and compare Utah Schools or U.S. Colleges and Universities on UtahFutures.org. Or use the School Sort function to help you narrow down the list of schools that match the criteria most important to you.
Here are a few more links to help you too:
Check out these websites for tips and ideas on how you can prepare for college now:
- The 4 Steps to College
- First in the Family: Advice about College from First-Generation Students
- StepUp Utah: Preparing for College
- Federal Student Aid: Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation -- Grades 7-8 9 10 11 12