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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.

By Lisa Rooney    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
A Student writing their college essay
The college essay is an important component of the college application process. Most colleges require at least one essay from applicants, and several schools require two or three.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Applying to college is a major part of high school's senior year, and there's a lot to keep track of throughout the process.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
Understanding the Different Types of College Applications
Types include The Common Application, The Universal Application, Individual College Applications, The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success Application, and A Shared Application for a System of Colleges. …
By Nicole Kelman    |
SAT<sup>®</sup> Scores: To Send or Not to Send
Learn why it might be in your best interest to not take advantage of the free score report option and how you have the potential to be awarded much more in scholarships if you only send colleges your best scores.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Learn all about ways to make the most of college fairs and campus visits, and gain some valuable guidance to keep in mind as you begin your college search.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
How a Social Media Profile Affects College Admissions
Tips include increasing privacy settings, reviewing photos and posts, cleaning up groups and "likes", and making sure you have an appropriate email address. …
By Kristen  Banks    |
Student using laptop to get tips on letters of recommendation
Learn the tips on getting organized, who to ask, and how to ask for letters of recommendation. …
By Cathleen Savery    |
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