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.

This holiday season, MEFA is encouraging gift-givers to consider contributing to a child's savings account in lieu of tangible gifts.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
Students sitting in cafe
Scholarships include the Boren Scholarship, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, the Justice, Community & Service Scholarship, the CEA Scholarship, and the Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor assisting student with work based learning opportunities
Learn about work-based learning, why it benefits students, how it connects the classroom to real world situations, and how students can utilize work-based learning within MEFA Pathway. …
By Geymi Santana, Ajea Stupart    |
Student learning about scholarships
Scholarships can be an important part of the college financing puzzle, but it's important to be realistic about how much they will cover and how competitive they can be to earn. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
MEFA Pathway middle school students
The new Get to Know Yourself feature allows students to learn more about themselves by identifying their interests, values, and skills and the new Investigate Your Future feature allows students to learn about top trending skills and occupations, projected growth of careers, and more.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Student using laptop
Scholarships include the International Documentary Photography Scholarship, Blaze Your Own Trail Scholarship, John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship, Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship, and I Have a Dream Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Students looking at scholarships with December deadlines
Scholarships include Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship, The Patrick Henry Maddren Scholarship, AvaCare Medical Scholarship, Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship, AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship, Transgender First Scholarship, and Top Ten List Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor working with student at a MEFA Pathway school
Learn about the middle and high schools of the Chelsea school district that have recently become MEFA Pathway affiliates, how they are utilizing the platform to plan for college and career, and how your school can get involved with MEFA Pathway. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Student using laptop to learn how to add schools to the FAFSA
To add schools to your FAFSA, log in to the application, navigate to the School Selection tab, add new colleges to your list while making sure to remove any existing schools if necessary, and submit the application again. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Parent learning about the CSS Profile
Learn all about the CSS Profile including what the CBFinAid ID is, how to add schools after submitting, how to correct mistakes, how to report 529 accounts, if you need to include COVID stimulus check payments, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |