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.

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships
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 Jenny Caccavale    |
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    |
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    |
Student using computer to view scholarships for graduate school
By Meredith Clement    |
5 Scholarships for Every Month
Scholarships include DoSomething.org Scholarship, Courage to Grow Scholarship, Niche No Essay Monthly Scholarship, Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship, and Innovation in Education Scholarship. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Raise.me: Another Way to Earn Scholarships
Learn how Raise.me works, how to create an account, how start earning scholarships, and how to cash in scholarship credits. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Finding Legitimate College Scholarships
Learn how to search for local scholarships through community organizations and national scholarships through online search engines. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
How Private Scholarships Affect Financial Aid
Learn how and when to report private scholarships, how they fit into the financial aid process, and how they are treated by the financial aid office. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
What About Private Scholarships?
Learn how to search for private scholarships both online and closer to home and the questions to ask yourself to get started with your scholarship search. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
calendar on desk
Tips include starting with your guidance office, not paying for a search tool, trying for scholarships that require an essay, and seeking out professional associations. …
By Meredith Clement    |