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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.

5 Tips for Transferring
Tips include researching institutions policies, considering if a school is transfer friendly, being self-aware, and giving yourself options. …
By Alexandra Hurd    |
The Top 4 Sites to Find Your College Textbooks
Websites include Better World Books,, Campus Book Rentals, and eCampus. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Student using laptop in off campus housing
Things to keep in mind include housing, bills, groceries, commuting to campus, and cleaning. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Girl using laptop to get the facts on being an RA
Learn the pros and cons of being a college resident advisor (RA), as well as how to become an RA yourself, and hear insight from former college RAs. …
By Lauren Patten    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
Graduating In Four Years? No Problem (With A Little Work)!
Tips include following the degree plan, consulting with your academic advisor, transferring eligible credits, and making satisfactory academic progress. …
By Ryan Forsythe    |
5 Tips for College Commuters
Tips include practicing your commute, staying involved, taking advantage of time on campus, planning your meals, and planning ahead. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Balancing Act: Tips for Managing College Life: Part III
Tips include creating a budget, shopping smart for textbooks, being conscious about credit, researching loans and financial aid, and separating wants and needs. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
By Meredith Clement    |
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