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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.

Advice to Incoming First-Year College Students
A student who just finished her freshman year gives social, logistical, roommate, and mindset advice. …
By Alison Rutyna    |
Tips for graduating on time include starting with a plan, not panicking, speaking up, considering finances, thinking before changing majors, and being smart about study abroad. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Learn about what to do if you're a student experiencing depression, including visiting the campus health center, establishing a line of communication, being aware of your limits, connecting with a support group, taking care of yourself physically, and making time for fun activities. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Our tips for avoiding summer melt include heading to campus, staying connected, utilizing texting services, remaining diligent, talking it out, and having family meetings. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Moving On: Tips for Transitioning from High School to College
Tips include learning time management, preparing for the worst, taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally, knowing when to ask for help, and assessing the risk before making decisions. …
By Keondre' McClay    |
In honor of College Decision Day, MEFA staff members shared how they made their final decision of where to attend college and the factors that contributed to that decision, including cost, location, programs offered, and campus size. …
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
A college student shares the steps he took to decide on a college major, including recognizing what he enjoys doing, asking for feedback, and matching his interests with careers. …
By Lauren Patten    |
A college senior shares his tips, including utilizing the career development center, getting help with your resume, creating a LinkedIn profile, attending networking events, and working on interviewing skills. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Advice includes being prepared to be called on in class, going over reading material and assigned cases, creating study outlines, and forgoing a part-time job to fit in more study hours. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Tips include ask yourself if you want to become a lawyer, talk to an expert, take time off, have a list of schools that interest you, and study and take the LSAT. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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