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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.

Supporting Undocumented Students in the Quest for a College Education
Learn about college opportunities, including scholarships and financial aid, for undocumented students.…
By Andrea Keenan    |
Scholarships with January Deadlines
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    |
Our Latest FAFSA Questions
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    |
Scholarships for Younger Ages
We highlight four scholarships: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, EngineerGirl Writing Contest, Sweet and Simple Scholarship, and The 28th Annual Kaplun Essay Contest…
By Meredith Clement    |
Applying to Community College
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    |
Scholarships for Current College Students
Scholarships include the Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship, Black Entrepreneurship Grant, Love Your Career Scholarship, National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses, BigSun Scholarship, and AEL Collegiate Essay Contest. …
By Lauren Patten    |
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is and Isn't Affecting College Savings in Massachusetts
Learn how Massachusetts families are reaching their savings goals, making college savings a priority, saving in 529s, and being affected by COVID-19. …
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SAT or ACT? How to Decide
Tips include exploring the differences between the tests, taking practice tests for each, and making a test preparation plan. …
By Travis Minor    |
Another Round of Financial Aid FAQs
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    |
Scholarships with December Deadlines
Scholarships include Generation Google Scholarship, Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship, AvaCare Medical Scholarship, Getting Real About Distracted Driving Scholarship, AfterCollege Science Student Scholarship, Brain Reference Scholarship, and Transgender First Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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