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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.

Borrowing Wisely Means Having a Plan
Before borrowing, take into consideration what you expect to make in your first job, what your loan payment will look like when you graduate, and what you estimate your other future expenses to be. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
How Much Will I Need for Non-Billed College Expenses?
We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Determine each school's total cost including billed and unbilled expenses, determine each school's net cost including grants and scholarships, and determine any future year net cost changes by speaking to the financial aid office. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Still Have a College Bill Balance?
Your student may need to: complete federal loan requirements, ensure private scholarships and payment plans have credited the account, submit documentation to the financial aid office, or follow up with your private loan lender.…
By Meredith Clement    |
How Health Insurance Can Affect Your College Bill
Waive the college's health insurance charge if the child is already covered with a family plan and get in touch with your insurance provider if your child is going out of state to check coverage.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Payment plans are interest free and allow you to pay for college costs over the span of several months.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Why I'm Not Worried About My College Bill
Ways to stay calm include having no surprises, saving for college, utilizing a monthly payment plan, knowing about education loans available, and taking advantage of free guidance and advice. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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