MEFA Blog

MEFA Blog

Keep up to date with the latest news about planning and financing a college education and preparing for your financial future, from experts here at MEFA and across the industry. Browse through our blog and use it as your very own college planning guide.

Scholarships include the Working Parent College Scholarship, Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship, Return 2 College Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, and Osher Reentry Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Tips include knowing the total cost of the loan, having good credit, reading the fine print, understanding that all borrowers have equal responsibility, and choosing the option that is best for your family. …
By Stephanie Wells    |
Learn about Blackstone Valley Education Foundation, how they create the programs, what criteria students must adhere to, how many students participate, and what the benefits of the program are for students, local businesses, and community partners. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
If you're getting a late start on saving for college, consider a college savings account, take advantage of college gifting, have your child contribute, adjust your strategy, and review your investment options. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Scholarships include Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship, In the Driver's Seat Scholarship, Race Entry Student Scholarship, Mrs. Prindables Educator Scholarship, Make Me Laugh Scholarship, Active Life Scholarship, and iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Learn what a post-grad program is, the length of the program, reasons why a student might attend a post-grad program, the admissions process, and more. …
By Shaun Connolly, Penelope Hauck    |
Steps including selecting a college savings program, deciding how much and how often to save, and getting family and friends involved. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Topics explained include the amount to borrow, monthly payment, application timeline, application process, and getting the loan funds…
By Meredith Clement    |
Scholarships include Women in STEM Scholarship, El Café Del Futuro Scholarship, Financial Empowerment Scholarship, Stuck at Prom Scholarship, Minecraft Scholarship, Platt Family Essay Contest, Flavor of the Month Scholarship, Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship, and more. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Middle school students can explore financial literacy topics within MEFA Pathway, including money management goals, credit card basics, and creating a budget. …
By Apelila Joseph    |