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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.

College freshman on campus
Learn what concerns students may have as the semester comes to a close, such as registering for second semester's classes or mounting academic pressure, and what campus resources are available to help, such as academic advisors and counseling services. …
By Laurie Hazard    |
Ten Tips for Managing Your Money in College
Tips include keeping money in a free checking account, spending as little as possible on books, taking advantage of free food, and using your student discount. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Homesick College Freshman walking on campus
Help your student by being a listening ear, providing reassurance, encouraging goal-setting, and finding campus resources. …
By Laurie Hazard, Stephanie Carter    |
Are These Items on Your College Packing List?
Items include photos, a coffee maker, technology, a first aid kit, rain gear, snacks, and cleaning supplies. …
By Meredith Clement    |
College Freshmen: Your August To-Do List
The list includes completing entrance counseling, submitting all financial aid documentation, taking placement tests, attending orientation, and connecting with roommates. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
So Your Young Adult is Off to College
We provide advice on helping your child embark on their college adventure and on how to find support and information for yourself. …
By Laurie Hazard    |
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
Surviving the Transition from High School to College
To make a smooth transition to college from high school, be patient with yourself, branch out to try to new things, and find people who share your interests in order to find your niche.…
By Sabelle A.  Bento-Wittman    |
By Meredith Clement    |
If you're planning to study abroad next year, you'll want to check out the blog we published on scholarships specific to study abroad programs.…
By Lauren Patten    |
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