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.

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    |
Student carrying books
Gap years often teach participants a skill, and can either require a fee or earn the participant money.…
By Sherri Geller    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Father and daughter using computer
Get involved by letting your child know you care, reminding them that it is their search process, helping them see past the marketing, and researching financing options and post-graduation outcomes. …
By Andrew Carter    |
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    |
Mother and daughter reviewing college admissions items
Learn what colleges are looking for, how parents may be overstepping in their role, and how parents can help. …
By Erin Baffuto    |
Student on college campus
Jennifer Desjarlais, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid at Wellesley College, shares her view on academic rigor and how it ties to application for admission.…
By Jennifer Desjarlais    |