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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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Questions include does applying for financial aid hurt my chances for admission, what if my parents don't have an SSN, and how do I fill out the FAFSA when my parents are divorced? …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Steps include submitting the application and transcripts, applying for financial aid, taking the academic skills assessment, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, and showing proof of immunization. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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Scholarships include the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship, Black Entrepreneurship Grant, Love Your Career Scholarship, National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses, BigSun Scholarship, and AEL Collegiate Essay Contest. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Learn how Massachusetts families are reaching their savings goals, making college savings a priority, saving in 529s, and being affected by COVID-19. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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Tips include exploring the differences between the tests, taking practice tests for each, and making a test preparation plan. …
By Travis Minor    |
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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    |
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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    |
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Topics include defining the EFC, the EFC formula, EFC location, and multiple EFCs.…
By Meredith Clement    |
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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    |
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Tips include finding scholarships, renting textbooks, participating in MassTransfer, taking advantage of employer loan repayment, and making your minimum loan payment. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
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