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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.

The Facts on International Baccalaureate (IB)
This curriculum is designed for students ages 16 - 19 to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people, and is known for its rigor and consistency across high schools and countries. …
By Lauren Patten    |
9 Scholarships with March Deadlines
Scholarships include the SEO Design Chicago Digital Marketing Scholarship, Tzu Chi USA Scholarship, Old School Labs Scholarship, Parnall Law Scholarship, High School Social Leaders Bi-Annual Scholarship, Elevate Women in Technology Scholarship, Sleepopolis Scholarship, Modern Castle Scholarship, and VFW Auxiliary's Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Going Deep with Summer Search
Learn about Summer Search including its mission, who is eligible to participate, how the program impacts students, the college prep services offered, alumni involvement, and challenges the organization faces. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
5 College Admissions FAQs
Topics include how to share hobbies that are not official groups or clubs, finding full-need schools, college interviews, the cost of admissions applications, and applying to out-of-state colleges. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
A Different Kind of Trade School
Learn about the North Bennet Street School, the trades they offer, their history, their partners, and what separates them from other trade schools. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Scholarships include Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, Sertoma Scholarship for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing Or Deaf, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship, Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship, Organization for Autism Research Scholarship, ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Bi-Annual Scholarship, and Disability Care Center Scholarship.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
The SECURE Act Expands Use of 529 Plans
The Act allows 529 distributions to pay back student loans and may give grandparents a new way to take advantage of their savings. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
What We Learned About College Affordability: A Twitter Chat Recap
Read what we learned about creating a financial plan, financial aid options, financial planning, financial aid timelines, and staying on top of payments throughout college. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Our Best Blogs of 2019 by Category
Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
MEFA Pathway's New Feature: MA State Benefits
MA State Benefits enables students to learn how to save on the cost of higher education by looking at options that include time at a community college and adding their saved plans to the College Compare chart and the College Cost Calculator.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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