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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.

Mother and daughter sitting on stairs talking about saving for college
A mother of three discusses when she started saving for college, expecting her children to contribute toward college costs, talking to her children about helping save for college, and tips to help families save. …
By Meredith Clement    |
The director of a dual enrollment program discusses how his program began, how it is sponsored, how students are accepted, what courses are covered, and how the transfer process works. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Create Your Personalized College Savings Strategy
Create a strategy by providing the ages of your children, recording your current college savings account value and your monthly contribution, reporting your Adjusted Gross Income, and completing the activities for each grade level's Passport for Success.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Senior Year College Planning Checklist
Take your standardized tests, write your essay, get your letters of recommendation, complete your applications, apply for financial aid, and select your college.…
By Marlene Sabeh    |
Boy using laptop to access MEFA Pathway
Students can use MEFA Pathway this summer to engage in college planning activities specific to their grade level such as taking Get to Know Yourself assessments, creating a Profile, building a Career List, adding Goals and Strategies, creating a College List, building a Scholarship List, and using the Application Manager. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Father reading book to children
Learn how to make reading fun by reading together, using technology, and more. …
By Sherri Galego    |
My Planning for College Checklist
Items include knowing the number of years until each of your children start college, talking about college a lot, and stressing that college is an honor and an investment. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
Getting Students Excited About Reading
Learn how children in kindergarten and first grade can develop a strong passion in reading, ways to challenge them, and the warning signs of reading difficulties. …
By Sherri Galego, Lynda Canal    |
College Planning: It's Never Too Early
A MEFA presenter shares why families often wish they started planning for college earlier and how it's never too early to start saving for college. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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