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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Scholarships include Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship, Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship, AFA Teens for Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship, The Christophers High School Poster Contest, Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship, and Sweet and Simple Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor working with student
Lesson plan topics include Exploring Career Paths, Scholarship Research, College Fairs, Rep Visits, and College Tours, College Search, and College Affordability …
By Darina Barreto    |
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Scholarships include the Boren Scholarship, the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship, the Diversity Abroad Achievement Scholarship, the CEA Scholarship, and the Good Colleges Study Abroad Award. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Counselor working with student
Learn about college opportunities, including scholarships and financial aid, for undocumented students.…
By Andrea Keenan    |
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Scholarships include the International Documentary Photography Scholarship, Foot Locker Scholar Athletes, Providian Medical Scholarship, Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship, John Lennon Scholarship, and I Have a Dream Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop
Questions include does applying for financial aid hurt my chances for admission, what if my parents don't have an SSN, and how do I fill out the FAFSA when my parents are divorced? …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Steps include submitting the application and transcripts, applying for financial aid, taking the academic skills assessment, meeting with an advisor, attending orientation, and showing proof of immunization. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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Learn how Massachusetts families are reaching their savings goals, making college savings a priority, saving in 529s, and being affected by COVID-19. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Students taking a test
Tips include exploring the differences between the tests, taking practice tests for each, and making a test preparation plan. …
By Travis Minor    |
Father and daughter using computer
Learn how to report joint accounts, what to do if a parent is also in school, how schools consider your cost of living, and when to submit financial aid applications. …
By Meredith Clement    |