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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.

How to Make a Financially Balanced College List
Learn the difference between financial need-based and merit aid and how to optimize your chances at receiving them, and consider schools with a low sticker price.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
To successfully navigate college fairs, prepare beforehand, map it out, connect with admissions representatives, and be open to new schools.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Student carrying books
Gap years often teach participants a skill, and can either require a fee or earn the participant money.…
By Sherri Geller    |
On a Waitlist? Here are 8 Action Steps
With college acceptance season in full swing, your son or daughter may be the recipient of a waitlist notification.…
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Two female college students in locker room
Learn how a high school athlete hoping to play sports in college can communicate that interest, how recruiting works, and how athletic scholarships are awarded. …
By Reis Hagerman, Meredith Clement    |
What You Need to Know About Applying to Community College
Tips include don't wait until spring to submit your application, send a complete application packet so as to not delay your acceptance, and complete your FAFSA…
By Kimberly Odusami    |
Students using laptop
Use the College Scorecard to learn about a school's student body, cost, financial aid, student debt figures, average annual cost, graduation rate, and salary of alumni.…
By Meredith Clement    |
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: PSAT<sup>TM</sup> Scores Released!
Learn how to link your PSAT score report to Khan Academy for a free and personalized plan for SAT practice based on your strengths and the skills and knowledge you need to improve upon. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
By Meredith Clement    |
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