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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.

Students Graduating on Time
Tips for graduating on time include starting with a plan, not panicking, speaking up, considering finances, thinking before changing majors, and being smart about study abroad. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
What to Do When You're Feeling Blue
Learn about what to do if you're a student experiencing depression, including talking to someone at the college health center, establishing a line of communication, being aware of your limits, connecting with a support group, taking care of yourself physically, and making time for fun activities. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Staying On Track to Attend College This Fall
Our tips for avoiding summer melt include heading to campus, staying connected, utilizing texting services, remaining diligent, talking it out, and having family meetings. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Helping Students with Disabilities Succeed
The College Navigator Program offered through Easter Seals helps to connect students with a disability to an individual to help them with things like classwork organization and timelines, finding resources on campus, or processing social relationships and conflicts.…
By Mary Rubenis    |
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    |
Moving On: Tips for Transitioning from High School to College
Tips include learning time management, preparing for the worst, taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally, knowing when to ask for help, and assessing the risk before making decisions. …
By Keondre' McClay    |
Student using laptop to learn college planning tips
Take the PSAT, visit college campuses, determine your high school course plan, know what AP & IB classes and extracurricular activties to take, find out GPA requirements, take to family members about their college experiences, and talk with your family about college payment expectations.…
By Shaun Connolly    |
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    |
Using Campus Resources to Find a Job
A college senior shares his tips, including utilizing the career development center, getting help with your resume, creating a LinkedIn profile, attending networking events, and working on interviewing skills. …
By Brett Rutyna    |
Advice for Your First Year of Law School
Advice includes being prepared to be called on in class, going over reading material and assigned cases, creating study outlines, and forgoing a part-time job to fit in more study hours. …
By Bianca Crockett    |
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