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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.

Student using laptop to learn about letters of recommendation
Learn who your letter of recommendation should come from, how many letters are needed, and what qualities are most valued in the letter. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to learn about scholarships for minority students
Scholarships include WarnerMedia HBCU Scholarship, SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship, AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship, Social Change Fund United Scholarship, APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship, and American Chemical Society Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student looking at scholarships with fall deadlines on computer
Scholarships include the Atlas Shrugged Scholarship, OppU Achievers Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, Cards Direct Scholarship, Cooke College Scholarship Program, and Unpakt College Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to explore MEFA Pathway
Accomplishments include acquiring new schools, increasing the number of registered users, increasing assessment completions, translating the site into five languages, adding new features, adding new lesson plans, and more.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
Father and daughter learning about college essays
Learn how long the essay typically is, if you can use the same essay for different schools, how to make your essay stand out, and if you'll need to answer other questions in addition to the essay. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to research scholarships for nursing students
Scholarships include the Heart of Healthcare Nursing Scholarship, AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship, TALSN Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistants, Coursey Enterprises Scholarship, R&D Systems Scholarship, Niche Nursing Scholarship, and Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
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    |
father and son using computer to get answers to questions about student loans
Get answers to questions on Federal Direct Student Loans, the PLUS Loan, co-borrowers, loan amount and timing, loans for multiple children, repayment, and credit. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Father and daughter using computer to learn about MEFA Loans
Learn if MEFA Loans require means testing, if co-borrowers roll off after a certain point, if you can borrow MEFA Loans without borrowing Federal Direct Student Loans, if there' s maximum amount you can borrow, and what to do if you are not sure how much you need to borrow. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Student using computer to research scholarships with deadlines in September
Scholarships include Love Your Career Scholarship, The Cameron Impact Scholarship, The May Firm Scholarship Fund, OppU Achievers Scholarship, Shout It Out Scholarship, Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship, Don't Text and Drive Scholarship, and Key Thinkers Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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