MEFA Blog

MEFA Blog

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.

Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Tax benefits include the American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, and Tuition & Fees Deduction. …
By Meredith Clement    |
The Top 4 Sites to Find Your College Textbooks
Websites include Better World Books, Textbooks.com, Campus Book Rentals, and eCampus. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Student learning about college loans
Learn when funds are sent to the college, if you can take a loan for all four years at once, if you can repay a loan early, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
If you have a college bill due this summer, you may have already taken action to pay the bill in full. But it's never that simple, and your child will likely have additional expenses when he or she heads to campus this fall.…
By Meredith Clement    |
If you're sending a child to college this fall, you likely have a bill deadline in the next few weeks. And if you're considering a loan to help pay those costs, now's the time to evaluate your options and make a decision. …
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Common MEFA Loan Questions
Learn if you should apply for all four years at once, if you can use a MEFA Loan for rent, who MEFA loans are available to, and when you need to apply for a loan.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Man using laptop to learn about the U.Plan and U>Fund
If you have a U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program or a U.Fund College Investing Plan, get the details on how to access your savings.…
By Meredith Clement    |
By Stephanie Wells    |
By Jonathan Hughes    |