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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.

Saving for College in Uncertain Times
We explain why it is still important to save for college if you have the ability to do so, how the market has reacted in the past to similar situations, and other ways to save for college that are not subject to market fluctuation. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Researching Colleges When You Can't Visit Campus
Tips including asking questions about the school, such as how many students make it to graduation and how many other students are in the major you are interested in, and understanding the truth on college myths, such as needing to decide on a major before getting to college. …
By Dr. Tim Poynton, Richard Lapan    |
The What, When, and Who of SAT Subject Tests
Learn what they are, when they are offered, when students should take them, and who should take them.…
By Lisa Albro    |
Appealing Your Financial Aid Offer During COVID-19
Experts explain how to appeal, who should appeal, how colleges are handling appeals, if you can submit deposits at more than one school, and what deferment might mean for aid. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
How to Refinance Student Loans
Tips include researching the benefits, understanding your loans, deciding on a fixed or variable interest rate, comparing lenders, and preparing your documents. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Perspectives on IEPs and College Admissions
Learn if you have to disclose that your student is on an IEP, if it's a good idea to tell a college during the admissions process that your student is on an IEP, when you should let a college know about an IEP, and how to learn about support for students with IEPs. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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 Clement    |
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    |
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