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.

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    |
Learn what you need to know about international colleges including academic programs, the admissions focus, languages, applications, visas, costs, and financial aid. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Learn if you have to be a Massachusetts resident to save with the U.Plan, how the U.Plan is considered when applying for financial aid, if Tuition Certificates are transferable, if family members can add to an account, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Learn about interest capitalization, when it typically happens, how you can avoid it, and what the exceptions are. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Learn how to save for college, savings strategies, how to set up an account, how to transfer a balance, and what happens if you move states. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Scholarships include the GoFoodservice Scholarship, Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship, BigSun Scholarship, Providian Medical Scholarship, Do-Over Scholarship, Digital Privacy Scholarship, Just Poetry Contest, and Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |