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Our most popular blogs of 2017

Woman reading a tablet while seatedWhat were you reading in 2017? Thousands of MEFA families headed to our blog over the past year, and we put together a list of the 15 most-read posts. Scholarships was a popular topic, as were steps in the financial aid process and tips on saving for college. No matter the age of your children, you’ll benefit from reviewing this list and taking a read of the posts that matter to you. Don’t miss the guidance and information that other families were reading about in 2017. Here are our top 14 blogs in order of popularity:

  1. Could you win these college scholarships?: Read this one now. It lists scholarships for current and incoming college students, all with deadlines in the first half of the year.

  2. Our favorite July scholarships: Bookmark this one for early summer. We’ve compiled five creative scholarship contests with July deadlines.

  3. Saving for college just got even better: If you haven’t already, review this information on the new college savings state tax benefit for Massachusetts residents.

  4. Scholarships for grades 9-12: Anyone in high school can apply to these scholarships, with the top contest offering $10,000.

  5. 5 scholarships for every month: Did you know that some scholarship contests pick a winner every month? Here’s a list of five of them.

  6. Another way to earn scholarships: Have you heard of It’s a scholarship organization awarding students for meeting benchmarks or completing tasks.

  7. Tax benefits for higher education expenses: Read this one before tax season – it’s still accurate for the 2017 year.

  8. How to save more money for college this fall: We put together some new, creative ideas on how to add more money to your college savings account. And it’s relevant for any season.

  9. 5 Tips on Completing the Common Application: Have a child applying to college soon? Here’s the 411 on the Common App, required by hundreds of schools across the country.

  10. FAFSA® time is just around the corner: If you have a FAFSA due this year, read this list before you get started.

  11. How much should you save for college?: Wondering how much you should save for college each month? We have detailed guidance on how to figure that out.

  12. The Top 5 Sites to Find Your College Textbooks: Pass this one on to any college student hoping to save money on books. Regardless of where you click, you’ll find valuable savings.

  13. Do you need a non-filer statement for financial aid?: If a college asks you for a non-filer tax statement, here’s what to do.

  14. College decision made. Now what?: Save this one for spring. Once your child decides on a college to attend, there are several next steps.

We’re constantly publishing new posts on our blog, with key information and news on college planning, so make sure to visit our blog page often. And don’t forget to follow us on social media. We’ll let you know on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn when our blog has been updated.

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