As your child gets closer to high school, it’s time to focus on the academic achievement and financial resources that will help pave the way toward college acceptance and enrollment. At MEFA, we are uniquely qualified to help.
Save While You Still Have Time
If you haven’t yet begun saving for college, now is a great time to start. Visit our Middle School College Savings Plan for guidance.
Make a Plan for the Future
Visit YourPlanForTheFuture.org, a free college and career planning website where students can learn more about themselves and explore options for the future. This resource offers tools and support to help you navigate a successful path from middle school to high school, on to post-secondary education, and into a career.
Prepare for High School
High school is right around the corner, so it’s important to get informed about what’s head. Learn about High School Academics now, including class requirements, terms to know, and tips for success.
Look Ahead to College Admissions
As you prepare for high school, it’s helpful to start learning about the college admissions process. MEFA offers access to everything you need to get up to speed. Find out how to assemble a list of potential colleges, when to visit schools, how the admissions process works, and many other details about Applying to College.
Find Out How Financial Aid Works
There’s a vast amount of financial aid available for those who need it to pay college costs. But before you can take advantage of these funds, you need to know what’s available and how it’s distributed.
- Learn about the types of financial aid, the criteria that eligibility is based on, and more on our Financial Aid Made Simple page.
- Estimate your family’s financial aid eligibility with the FAFSA4caster, located right on the FAFSA homepage.
- Use Net Price Calculators to estimate the amount of financial aid your family may receive from colleges.
- Calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which colleges use to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid.