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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.

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Steps include navigating to the registration page, entering your information, selecting your graduation year, and creating security questions. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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Learn how to search for careers by categories, interests, values, and education level, how to save these to a career list, and how to view the details on each career. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
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Suggestions include preparing to take the PSAT, taking virtual college tours, determining classes you need to take, finding out GPA requirements for colleges, chatting with others about their college experience, and talking to your parents about college financing.…
By Shaun Connolly    |
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Ideas include exploring MEFA Pathway, researching colleges online, engaging with admissions representatives, attending a MEFA webinar, visiting a campus virtually, writing your essay, prepping for AP exams, and searching for scholarships.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Updates include a Course Planner, an EFC Calculator, and an Internships section. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Tools to Help You Make Your College List
Tools include College Navigator, College Scorecard, and Net Price Calculators.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Three MEFA employees who have helped their own children through the college planning process provide advice on looking at schools, staying organized, keeping calm and staying balanced, applying, and paying. …
By Lauren Patten    |
6 Ways to Make College Less Expensive
Tips include start saving, look for scholarships early, earn college credits in high school, consider community college, attend college online, and apply for financial aid. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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    |
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