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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.

Updates include a Course Planner, an EFC Calculator, and an Internships section. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Roadmap For Their Future features tips including asking "What do you want to be when you grow up?" at different ages, starting a "What I Want To Be" book, creating an achievement board to celebrate areas of success, taking children to college events, and teaching your child about budgeting.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
A mother reflects on how attending a college graduation brought up college planning considerations for her children, including visiting a college campus, thinking about finances, talking about career plans, and considering school location and distance. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
Is College for Me?
Other options besides college include trade schools, community college, developing a skill, going into the military, starting a business, or going right into the workforce.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
A recent survey asked Generation Z how they plan to pay for college, including topics such as considering cost, career plans, family conversations, saving for college, and borrowing wisely. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Learn about our Journey to College video series where we interviewed high school seniors throughout the year to hear how they were building their college list, figuring out how to pay for future colleges costs, and making the ultimate decision of where to attend.…
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
A college student shares the steps he took to decide on a college major, including recognizing what he enjoys doing, asking for feedback, and matching his interests with careers. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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