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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.

Student using tablet to access Google's College Search Feature
Find out the acceptance rate, graduation rate, total student enrollment, average cost after financial aid, typical annual alumnus/a income 10 years after enrollment, typical total student debt after graduation, and typical monthly loan payment all in one easily accessible place.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Ready to Complete the Common App?
Read up on several resources the Common App provides on its website to help you create an account, add an advisor, watch videos, search for schools, set up a practice account, complete the application, reach out for assistance, and connect on social media. …
By Meredith Clement    |
3 Key Social Media Tips for Students
Students can learn how to use social media to their advantage in the college admissions process by following these tips, including googling yourself, thinking before you post, and making connections with colleges and other students. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Student holding books in hallway
Learn why colleges use waitlists, when students are typically notified, how you can let the college know you are interested, and when you should submit a deposit. …
By Sherri Geller    |
By Meredith Clement    |
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
ACT<sup>®</sup> and SAT<sup>®</sup>: What's The Difference?
Learn the difference between the SAT and ACT, which test to take, and how test re-takes work. …
By Lindsay Rosenman    |
5 Tips for Transferring
Tips include researching institutions policies, considering if a school is transfer friendly, being self-aware, and giving yourself options. …
By Alexandra Hurd    |
By Meredith Clement    |
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