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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.

Father and son using computer to learn about saving for college
Learn if it's ever too late to open a 529 account, if you can use 529 funds for daycare expenses, how to save with multiple children, how you withdraw 529 funds, how grandparent 529 accounts work, and more.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Parents using tablet to learn about 529 accounts and Roth IRAs
We compare the features of each, including taxes, tax benefits, contributions, investments, annual and maximum limits, and the impact on financial aid. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Woman graduating college after receiving scholarship for adult learner
Scholarships include the Working Parent College Scholarship, Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship, Return 2 College Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, and Osher Reentry Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to view student profile in MEFA Pathway
The new Academics tab lets students record their GPA, number of AP courses taken, and SAT, ACT, and TOEFL scores, while the new Certification tab lets students add any earned certifications. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Student using smartphone to search for college scholarships
Scholarships include Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship, In the Driver's Seat Scholarship, Sugar Spun Scholarship, Kids Car Donations Annual Scholarship, Mrs. Prindables Educator Scholarship, Make Me Laugh Scholarship, Active Life Scholarship, and iVein Health & Wellness Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Woman using laptop to research how to pay for graduate school
Ways to pay for graduate school, medical school, and law school include grants and scholarships, university employment, employer tuition reimbursement, tax credits, and loans. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor and student at IEP Transition Meeting
Learn how to create a transition plan, the benefits of a student-led IEP transition meeting, and important tips to help students lead their IEP meeting. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
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    |
Student using laptop to investigate their future on MEFA Pathway
New features tie customized labor market information to career exploration and include Now Trending, Looking Ahead, Popular Places, and Career Path. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Mother and daughter using computer to review transition to college
Learn about IEPs, the accommodations available in college, and the role parents can play in helping their child with a disability succeed. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
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