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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.

Scholarships with November Deadlines
Scholarships include The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest, Future Designer Scholarship, Ivey Engineering Inc. Scholarship, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, Create Real Impact Contest, Education Matters Scholarship, and Global Therapy 2020 Academic Excellence Award. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Finding Scholarships with Going Merry
Learn what Going Merry is, how it got started, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, how students apply for scholarships, and who has previously won. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Finding Scholarships with Fastweb
Learn what Fastweb is, how it got started, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, how students can apply for scholarships, and examples of past success stories. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Finding Scholarships with Bold.org
Learn what bold.org is, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, how it got started, how students can apply for scholarships, and how students have been successful in the past. …
By Lauren Patten    |
How to Search for College Scholarships Online
Tips include creating a spreadsheet, starting local then expanding, searching scholarship databases, and creating an account. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Students complete steps to earn a chance for a scholarship of up to $40,000, including Building a College List, Practicing for the SAT, Improving SAT Scores, Strengthening Their College List, Completing the FAFSA, and Applying to Colleges…
By Lauren Patten    |
Winner of the highest overall FAFSA completion goes to Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School and City on a Hill Charter Public School. Winner of the Most Improved FAFSA completion rate goes to Lawrence High School Campus. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
What to Know About the John & Abigail Adams Scholarship
Learn what scores a student must receive on their MCAS in order to qualify, what the scholarship covers, how to apply the award, how to maintain the scholarship, and how much the scholarship is worth at each Massachusetts school. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Computer Science Majors Draw Top Salaries
As the demand for workers with computer science expertise continues to grow, Jenny Caccavale from the College Board shares her thoughts on how students can prepare for STEM-related college courses, such as taking Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles.…
By Jenny Caccavale    |
Will This Scholarship Affect My Financial Aid?
Learn how to report scholarships to a college and how to fit scholarships into your financial aid. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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