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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.

8 Scholarship Tips
Tips include starting early, being organized, writing an essay, being patient, and understanding terms. …
By Ajea Stupart, Lauren Patten    |
Scholarships for Elementary & Middle School Students
Scholarships include Doodle 4 Google, Action for Nature Eco-Hero Award, Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, We the Students Essay Contest, and Paradigm Challenge. …
By Lauren Patten    |
MEFA Pathway's MyCAP Curriculum Guide
The guide outlines suggested activities in MEFA Pathway per grade level (9-12) that tie into the objectives identified within the three MyCAP domains, personal social fulfilment, career development and education, and academic planning …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Our Top 20 Blog Posts of 2020
These blog posts contain guidance on financial aid, college savings, admissions, and a few other college-related topics.…
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Introducing the FAFSA Challenge of 2021
Steps include registering for an upcoming FAFSA Day event, creating an FSA ID, submitting the FAFSA, and reviewing materials on what happens next. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Scholarships for the New Year
Scholarships include Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship, The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, Frame My Future Contest, American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest, and Citizens Bank Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student Loan Repayment Scams (and How to Avoid Them)
Learn about common tactics scammers use, how to identify a scam, how to report a scam, and what to do if you've responded to a scammer. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
College in the Time of COVID: Your Spring Semester Plan
Steps include determining your course load, deciding on housing, choosing a meal plan, and making a plan to pay the college bill. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Going Green: Scholarships for the Environmentally Friendly
Scholarships include American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program, Udall Environment Undergraduate Scholarship, The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund, National Environmental Health Association Scholarships, and E-waste Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
5 Steps to Help Your College Savings Resolution
Tips include watching the Saving for College webinar, reviewing the U.Fund and U.Plan details, opening a college savings account, using the College Planning Tool, and setting up automatic giving. …
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