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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.

Thinking of Law School? Here's How to Prepare
Tips include ask yourself if you want to become a lawyer, talk to an expert, take time off, have a list of schools that interest you, and study and take the LSAT. …
By Bianca Crockett    |
Internships, Externships, and Co-ops
Internships are an official program offered by an employer, externships can include job shadowing an individual within a field, and co-ops allow students to alternate traditional semesters with working full time. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
How to Graduate on Time with Multiple Transfers
Tips include sticking to the same major, making sure all credits transfer, and adjusting your schedule to make classes fit. …
By Lauren Patten    |
The Facts on MassTransfer
Learn how MassTransfer can make a bachelor's degree more affordable. what the benefits are based on GPA, and how to take the next steps of planning, applying, and enrolling to a Massachusetts 4-year public college or university. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
10 Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
Tips include make your intentions clear, don't be afraid to request to connect with people, join a group, get skills endorsements, search company profiles, and keep your profile updated.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
College experts answer your questions, including how to make the most of Orientation, what to bring and not bring to campus, what campus resources to seek out, how to prepare over the summer, and how to choose classes. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Getting to Know College Disability Offices
These resources and accommodations will help you succeed in college, including registering with the Disability Office, talking to your professors, surveying your surroundings, and taking care of your mental health. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
10 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Freshman Year
Our tips include financially setting up for college, checking the health insurance waiver policy, knowing important dates, coordinating living arrangements, meeting financial aid requirements, gathering school supplies, scheduling doctors appointments, touring the campus, and joining a university parent group. …
By Cara Deshaies    |
Computer Science Majors Draw Top Salaries
As the demand for workers with computer science expertise continues to grow, Jenny Caccavale from the College Board shares her thoughts on how students can prepare for STEM-related college courses, such as taking Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles.…
By Jenny Caccavale    |
How to Make a Financially Balanced College List
Learn the difference between financial need-based and merit aid and how to optimize your chances at receiving them, and consider schools with a low sticker price.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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