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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.

Woman fitting student loan payments into financial plans
Read one woman's story of how she fits student loan payments into her budget and learn how you can make repayment work with your larger financial goals. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Man using computer to learn about student loan refinancing
Learn when to refinance student loans, if there is a downside to refinancing, if it costs money to refinance, and if refinancing can hurt your credit score. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Woman using computer to learn about student loan repayment
Learn if you can set up a monthly auto-pay, how early you can begin repayment, if there's a penalty for repaying early, how many servicers you may have, and how to consolidate. …
By Meredith Clement    |
woman using laptop
Learn about student loan deferment, if it could impact your credit score, what to consider when deferring, and how to request deferment. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Man on train using his phone
Prepayments will now count as a qualifying payment, lump sum payments will now count for as many qualifying payments as they cover, and borrowers must now complete only one form to apply for loan forgiveness. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Man using laptop in cafe
Learn about common tactics scammers use, how to identify a scam, how to report a scam, and what to do if you've responded to a scammer. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Woman using laptop in cafe
Tips include finding scholarships, renting textbooks, participating in MassTransfer, taking advantage of employer loan repayment, and making your minimum loan payment. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
man using laptop
Tips include researching the benefits, understanding your loans, deciding on a fixed or variable interest rate, comparing lenders, and preparing your documents. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Mom and daughter on a computer
Tips include knowing your student loan servicer, knowing how you will pay, creating a budget, saving, and considering future goals. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Student Paying Off Student Loans
Strategies include make a plan, think about the payoff order, prioritize, spend less, and make more. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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