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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.

The Big Deal About the FSA ID
Learn the steps for getting an FSA ID and some tips for making the process easy. …
By Meredith Clement    |
7 Commonly Asked Financial Aid Questions (With Answers)
Learn if applying for financial aid will affect your admissions decision, if you should fill out the FAFSA if you don't think you'll get any aid, if you report Social Security benefits on the financial aid applications, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
How Well Do You Know The FAFSA<sup>®</sup>?
Learn where to fill out the FAFSA, what financial aid includes, and when the FAFSA opens. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
This tool keeps your information safe by not displaying tax return figures on screen, not allowing users to edit tax data, and asking follow-up questions. …
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Why You Should Visit These Federal Financial Aid Websites
Websites include StudentAid.gov, fafsa.gov, FSAID.ed.gov, and MyEDDebt.ed.gov.…
By Meredith Clement    |
What to Do If You Don't Receive Work-Study
You can still find another part-time job on campus, and you can also search for off-campus employment, which may allow you to work outside the academic year and pay better. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Do You Need a Non-Filer Statement for Financial Aid?
Learn how to secure a Verification of Non-Filing (VNF) Letter using the Get Transcript tool on irs.gov or IRS Form 4506-T.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Do You Have These Financial Aid Questions?
Questions include how to submit the FAFSA to more than 10 schools, where to list retirement accounts, and when the deadline to use IDOC is.…
By Meredith Clement    |
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