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.

Students taking a test
Tips include starting early, being organized, writing an essay, being patient, and understanding terms. …
By Ajea Stupart, Lauren Patten    |
Students taking notes in class
Scholarships include Doodle 4 Google, Action for Nature Eco-Hero Award, Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, We the Students Essay Contest, and Paradigm Challenge. …
By Lauren Patten    |
MEFA Pathway's MyCAP Curriculum Guide
The guide outlines suggested activities in MEFA Pathway per grade level (9-12) that tie into the objectives identified within the three MyCAP domains: personal social fulfillment, career development and education, and academic planning …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Man using laptop in cafe
These blog posts contain guidance on financial aid, college savings, admissions, and a few other college-related topics.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Smiling student
Scholarships include Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship, The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, Frame My Future Contest, American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest, and Citizens Bank Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Man using laptop in cafe
Learn about common tactics scammers use, how to identify a scam, how to report a scam, and what to do if you've responded to a scammer. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Students wearing masks on campus
Steps include determining your course load, deciding on housing, choosing a meal plan, and making a plan to pay the college bill. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Student using a microscope in class
Scholarships include American Society for Enology and Viticulture Scholarship Program, Udall Environment Undergraduate Scholarship, The Blades of Green Scholarship Fund, National Environmental Health Association Scholarships, and E-waste Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Father holding baby and using computer
Tips include watching the Saving for College webinar, reviewing the U.Fund and U.Plan details, opening a college savings account, using the College Planning Tool, and setting up automatic giving. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Student using tablet outside
Learn how to search for careers by categories, interests, values, and education level, how to save these to a career list, and how to view the details on each career. …
By Ajea Stupart    |