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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 June Deadlines
Scholarships include The 2020 Student Academy Awards, 2020 GoFoodservice Scholarship, CodePost Computer Science Education Scholarship, Do-Over Scholarship, and The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Manage Your Attainable Account from Home
Management features include Fidelity's secure portal, The Fidelity Cash Management account, Fidelity's Full View, and Fidelity's BillPay. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Making Your College Decision in the Landscape of 2020
MEFA offers resources to help including increased webinar offerings, one-on-one appointments with a College Planning Team member, guidance via social media, and articles, videos, calculators, timelines, and blog posts on our website. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
College Planning in a COVID-19 World
Ideas include exploring MEFA Pathway, researching colleges online, engaging with admissions representatives, attending a MEFA webinar, visiting a campus virtually, writing your essay, prepping for AP exams, and searching for scholarships.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Finding Scholarships with MEFA Pathway
Learn what MEFA Pathway is, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, what kind of scholarships you can search for, and how to get started. …
By Lauren Patten    |
To Take an AP Class or Not to Take an AP Class…That is the Question
Learn about AP classes, the courses that are offered, common requirements to enroll, taking the AP exam, how college admissions offices view the courses, and the workload associated with the courses.…
By Erin Baffuto    |
Early and Rolling and Regular…Oh My! Breaking Down the Different College Application Processes
Learn what it means to apply Early Decision (ED), Early Decision II, Early Action (EA), Restrictive Early Action (REA), Single Choice Early Action (SCEA), Rolling Admission, and Regular Decision. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Scholarships with May Deadlines
Scholarships include ACF Visionary Scholarship, Tiger Chef Culinary and Hospitality Program Scholarship, Mobile Application Development Scholarship, Philosophy Scholarship, Cottage Inn Pizza Scholarship, and The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship. …
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    |
The Reason Not to Double Deposit
This practice is unethical because it's deceitful, it's unfair to the college, and it's unfair to other applicants, especially those who are on the waitlist. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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