MEFA Blog

MEFA Blog

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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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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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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Assistance to students includes help if a student withdraws from college due to COVID, suspension of payments and interest on Federal Direct Student Loans and FFELP Loans, and suspension of wage garnishment. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Scholarships include Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, 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 Clement    |
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Scholarships include Project Yellow Light Billboard Design Contest Scholarship, Shaw-Worth Memorial Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Program, and Stan Yellott Scholarship Fund. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Learn about Curry College's Program for Advancement of Learning, Dean College's Arch Learning Community, and Westfield State's Learning Disabilities Program. …
By Mary Rubenis    |