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College and Career Planning
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Paying for School

How are you preparing to pay for college? College can be affordable. Saving in a tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan such as the Utah Educational Savings Plan (UESP) can help you pay for qualified higher education expenses.

Grants

Grants are awarded to students based on financial need and typically don’t have to be paid back. Learn More

Scholarships

Scholarships are awards typically based on unique criteria such as talent, achievement, financial need, etc. Billions of dollars worth of scholarships are available each year to college students across the country. Learn More

Loans

If you need to take out student loans, research all terms and conditions first. Learn More

Federal Direct Loans: These are variable and fixed interest loans in some cases, the interest is not applied until six months after you leave school. Learn More

Federal Direct PLUS Loans: Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) are available to parents with good credit histories. Learn More

Work Study Program

Work study allows eligible students to earn money through a part-time job. The financial aid student employment office at the college can help you find a work-study job.

Utah Educational Savings Plan

UESP is Utah’s official and only tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan. One of the nation’s top 529 plans, UESP offers flexible and innovative investment options. Learn More