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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.

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Steps include registering for an upcoming FAFSA Day event, creating an FSA ID, submitting the FAFSA, and reviewing materials on what happens next. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
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Scholarships include Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship, The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, Frame My Future Contest, American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest, and Citizens Bank Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Learn about common tactics scammers use, how to identify a scam, how to report a scam, and what to do if you've responded to a scammer. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
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Steps include determining your course load, deciding on housing, choosing a meal plan, and making a plan to pay the college bill. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Student using a microscope in class
Scholarships include American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program, Udall Environment Undergraduate Scholarship, The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund, National Environmental Health Association Scholarships, and E-waste Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Tips include watching the Saving for College webinar, reviewing the U.Fund and U.Plan details, opening a college savings account, using the College Planning Tool, and setting up automatic giving. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Learn how to search for careers by categories, interests, values, and education level, how to save these to a career list, and how to view the details on each career. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
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Lesson plan topics include Exploring Career Paths, Scholarship Research, College Fairs, Rep Visits, and College Tours, College Search, and College Affordability …
By Darina Barreto    |
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Scholarships include the Boren Scholarship, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, the Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship, the CEA Scholarship, and the Good Colleges Study Abroad Award. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor working with student
Learn about college opportunities, including scholarships and financial aid, for undocumented students.…
By Andrea Keenan    |
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