MEFA Blog

MEFA Blog

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.

By Meredith Clement    |
The Important Facts on College Grants and Scholarships
We provide tips on applying, qualifying, and searching, for scholarships and grants. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
When Life Situations Change, How Do You Complete the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>?
Instructions are provided for how to complete the FAFSA if you've experienced a marital status change or a drop in income…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
All things FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
Resources include our Understanding the FAFSA webinar, 10 Tips for Filing the FAFSA blog post, and the FAFSA Day website. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Are You Asking These FAFSA Questions?
Questions include how do separated and divorced families complete the FAFSA?, what's an asset?, is unemployment reported on the FAFSA? And can I receive both unemployment and financial aid?, do I need to report my business on the FAFSA?, and will filling out the FAFSA gives us loans?…
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Top 10 Tips for Filing the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
Tips include obtaining an FSA ID, sending the FAFSA to all schools you apply to, and keeping deadlines in mind. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Answers to Your Financial Aid Questions
Learn what an asset is, where to report merit-based aid on the FAFSA, and the difference between a parent and student loan. …
By Martha Savery    |
Making Changes to Your FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
Learn how to correct mistakes, how to resubmit your FAFSA, and what to do about corrections on the CSS Profile. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Tips for Completing the CSS Profile<sup>TM</sup>
Tips include preparing, knowing your deadlines, understanding whats different, sharing your special circumstances, and knowing when to get help.…
By Meredith Clement    |