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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.

Woman holding son and reading book after returning to college as an adult
Returning students believe that previous credits won't count, they'll have to re-take the SAT, they won't receive as much financial aid, defaulted loans will affect chances of any financial aid, and their real-life experiences won't matter.…
By Lauren Patten    |
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    |
College Students: 5 Tips for Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile
Tips include post a professional photo, add classes and activities, connect with thought leaders, get recommendations, and be honest.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
Student looking at their college bill
Our own Julie Shields-Rutyna breaks down how the 2018 Tax Bill will effect families planning, saving and paying for higher education.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
A student working on their budget
Tips include choosing a method, setting categories, determining spending limits, being realistic, and adjusting as needed. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Degrees Can Help, But Internships Make the Difference
Learn why to intern, the value internships add, how internships provide opportunities, and how internships make connections. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Two female college students in locker room
Learn how a high school athlete hoping to play sports in college can communicate that interest, how recruiting works, and how athletic scholarships are awarded. …
By Reis Hagerman, Meredith Clement    |
5 Ways to Handle Stress During Finals Week
Tips include identifying what's causing stress, writing stuff down, staying organized, getting fresh air, and staying calm. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Why Going to Grad School was Right for Me
Factors to consider include your options, your field of study, if you can combine work and school, the type of program, and the commitment. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
How to Prepare for the Job Search
Tips include creating a resume, joining LinkedIn, connecting with the career office, setting up informational interviews, and getting involved. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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