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 Sustainable Solutions Scholarships, American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program, Udall Environment Undergraduate Scholarship, SmartSolar Sustainability Scholarship, E-waste Scholarship, and Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship.…
By Lauren Danz    |
Learn about the Massachusetts Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (MAICEI), including eligibility, dual enrollment, benefits, significance of graduation, participating partnerships, program expansion, and steps to take. …
By Adam Hartwell    |
MEFA stands ready year round to assist Veterans, active military members, and their families in understanding how to apply service-related benefits to pursue higher education.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
Learn how to list schools on your FAFSA, if colleges can see the other schools you have listed, how the ordering may effect your MassGrant, and why students in Massachusetts and seven additional states may want to list their top-choice in-state school first.…
By Shannon Vasconcelos    |
Scholarships include the International Documentary Photography Scholarship, John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship, Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship, Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship, and I Have a Dream Scholarship. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Learn if you report these items on the FAFSA, including a multi-family unit, unemployment, cars, boats, credit card debt, life insurance, Roth IRA contributions and withdrawals, pension distributions, workers compensation, inheritance, insurance settlements, and more. …
By Lauren Danz    |
Review our tips on creating an account, completing the form, making corrections, listing colleges, filing the form as an undocumented student, filing the form with multiple children, and reporting items such as retirement, home value, home debt, and 529 accounts. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn about the Stanley Z. Koplik Certificate of Mastery Award, a tuition credit awarded to Massachusetts students who receive high scores on the MCAS, what students must do to qualify, how students can maintain the award, and where students can find more information. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
In the wake of the federal student loan forgiveness plan, MEFA advises the public of a wave of student loan debt relief scams targeting student loan borrowers. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Steps include selecting a MEFA Institute lesson, reading the lesson objectives, completing the lesson deliverables, and filling out the Evidence of Learning Form.…
By Ajea Stupart    |