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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.

SAT or ACT? How to Decide
Tips include exploring the differences between the tests, taking practice tests for each, and making a test preparation plan. …
By Travis Minor    |
Another Round of Financial Aid FAQs
Learn how to report joint accounts, what to do if a parent is also in school, how schools consider your cost of living, and when to submit financial aid applications. …
By Meredith Clement    |
How to Maximize Financial Aid
Tips include apply on time, submit the correct applications, updated your colleges with changes, comply with Verification, and submit separate applications for merit aid…
By Meredith Clement    |
Understanding Your EFC
Topics include defining the EFC, the EFC formula, EFC location, and multiple EFCs.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Applying for Financial Aid FAQs
Learn how the process works for twins, which 529 plans to report, who should be the custodial parent, how to include special circumstances, and more. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Ways to Minimize Student Loan Debt
Tips include finding scholarships, renting textbooks, participating in MassTransfer, taking advantage of employer loan repayment, and making your minimum loan payment. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
What's the Difference Between the U.Fund and U.Plan?
The U.Fund offers flexibility, can be used for qualified education expenses, and is invested in the market. The U.Plan offers peace of mind, can be used for tuition and mandatory fees, and is invested in bonds. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
College Admissions in a Year of Uncertainty
A Senior Associate Director of Admissions answers questions including how admissions offices handle missed or swapped classes, how students can be the best applicants, and how this year's deferrals may impact next year's admissions. …
By Andrew Carter    |
The U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program and COVID-19
Learn what a tuition decease means for your lock-in, if it makes sense to invest if tuition has decreased, and how much your U.Plan earnings are worth if utilizing them when tuition has deceased. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Key Details of the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program
With the U.Plan, you can save all year long, there's a minimum, it's a safe investment, it's for undergraduate study, you don't have to decide on a school now, there are age restrictions, and there are tax incentives. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
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