UP Next is an edgy texting alert system targeted specifically to college-bound students ages 16-18, but useful to tech-savvy college goers of all ages, to guide them to and through college successfully. Supported by the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative and in partnership with the Better Make Room public awareness campaign, UP NEXT gives students the gentle nudge they need to get important things done. The texting application links students to a variety of important information, including how to sign up for college admissions test, when and where to file for the FAFSA, and what to do when it comes time to repay federal student loans. With UP NEXT students can rest assured they will cross off the most important items appearing on their college to-do list. Students can sign up to receive text alerts from UP NEXT by visiting its website and filling out this registration form.