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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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Scholarships include the Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship, We The Students Essay Contest, The Fountainhead Scholarship, Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship, RentHop's College and University Scholarship Program, All About Education Scholarship, and The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Learn about the modifications to the FASFA, including reducing the number of questions, modifying the treatment of families with more than one child in college, and changing the name of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to the Student Aid Index (SAI). …
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
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Learn how to find a college that is strong for a particular major or interest, the average cost of a college application, when to start filling in the Common App, and how long the college essay should be. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Prepayments will now count as a qualifying payment, lump sum payments will now count for as many qualifying payments as they cover, and borrowers must now complete only one form to apply for loan forgiveness. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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MEFA offers many resources including live webinars, videos, blogs, podcasts, a website with calculators and tools, 1-on-1 appointments, college savings plans, college loans, a savings plan for individuals with disabilities, and The MEFA Institute. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Scholarships include the Chris Jackson Computer Science Education Scholarship, Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship, BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship, SWE Scholarship, AFCEA STEM Teacher Graduate Scholarship, and AFCEA STEM Major Scholarship for Undergraduate Students. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Learn how to select allocations for maturity years, how to choose a maturity year, and the difference between saving in one or multiple maturity years. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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See which schools have recently joined MEFA Pathway, what they have to say about it, and how you can use this platform yourself. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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Steps include navigating to the registration page, entering your information, selecting your graduation year, and creating security questions. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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Scholarships include the Private Frontier Essay Contest, Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program, UNCF General Scholarship, and Superpower Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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