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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 Brockton is Making an Impact on College and Career Planning
The schools in the Brockton District have utilized MEFA Pathway, been inaugural schools for Common Application integration, and won the FAFSA Day Challenge. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Finding Scholarships with MEFA Pathway
Learn what MEFA Pathway is, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, what kind of scholarships you can search for, and how to get started. …
By Lauren Patten    |
MEFA Pathway's New Feature: MA State Benefits
MA State Benefits enables students to learn how to save on the cost of higher education by looking at options that include time at a community college and adding their saved plans to the College Compare chart and the College Cost Calculator.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Updates include a Course Planner, an EFC Calculator, and an Internships section. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Learn about our Journey to College video series where we interviewed high school seniors throughout the year to hear how they were building their college list, figuring out how to pay for future colleges costs, and making the ultimate decision of where to attend.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
View and download the lesson plans by clicking on "Featured Lesson Plans" on the MEFA Pathway Counselor Landing Page. Topics range from Writing a Personal Essay to Using the Loan Cost Estimator.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
MEFA Pathway for Middle School Students
Middle school students can create an account, view suggested activities by grade level, play fun games that facilitate exploration and discovery, build the foundation for a resume, and document their journey as they grow their aptitudes and accomplishments. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Updates now let counselors post local scholarships, review the various metrics of a school’s population, and use the landing page to access upcoming webinars, important dates, school spotlight, and recent blogs. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
In MEFA Pathway, students can complete the What are your Interests? and What are your Work Values? assessments to generate a list of potential careers, and then view the tasks, wages, and required education associated with each career. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Students add sports, clubs, honors and awards, skills and strengths, employment, and community service to their Profile, check off the information they would like to include in a particular resume, add an objective statement, and and save as many resume versions as they would like. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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