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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.

Student using laptop to learn about scholarships with November deadlines
Scholarships include Cards Direct Scholarship, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship, Cooke College Scholarship Program, Better Food, Better World Scholarship, Education Matters Scholarship, and The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Woman learning about the FAFSA
Learn what the FAFSA is, how you apply, when it's due, if there are income limits, how to make corrections, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Father and daughter using computer to learn  about financial aid
Learn what the financial applications are, when to send the FAFSA to colleges, if independent students get more aid, if aid is available for international students, and when you will receive your financial aid. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Student learning about The New England College Transfer Guarantee
Learn about NEBHE's New England College Transfer Guarantee program and recent expansion, what states participate, who is eligible, why it's beneficial, and how to apply. …
By Emily Decatur , Shaun Connolly    |
Veterans using laptop tp learn about education benefits
Learn how to communicate to a school that you'll be using Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits, when you can use the Montgomery GI Bill, how to use the STEM extension, and when to apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits. …
By Nicholas Charrette, Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Teenage girl on a laptop using the MEFA Pathway online tool
Facts include: Any student in Massachusetts can register for a free account, MEFA Pathway translates to six languages, and school counselors can add local scholarships for students to view…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Student using computer to review scholarships with October deadlines
Scholarships include Simform STEM Scholarship, Dream Big Scholarship, AES Engineering Scholarship, Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund, Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund, American Bullion Scholarship, Voice of Democracy Scholarship, CARiD Scholarship Program, and Second-Career Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to learn about letters of recommendation
Learn who your letter of recommendation should come from, how many letters are needed, and what qualities are most valued in the letter. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to learn about scholarships for minority students
Scholarships include WarnerMedia HBCU Scholarship, SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship, AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship, Social Change Fund United Scholarship, APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship, and American Chemical Society Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student looking at scholarships with fall deadlines on computer
Scholarships include the Atlas Shrugged Scholarship, OppU Achievers Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, Cards Direct Scholarship, Cooke College Scholarship Program, and Unpakt College Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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