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.

Frequently Asked Questions About The FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
Read some recent FAFSA questions and their answers. …
By Martha Savery    |
Do You Know These Key FAFSA<sup>®</sup> Terms?
Terms include FSA ID, Federal School Code, Custodial Parent, Expected Family Contribution, Student Aid Report, and IRS Data Retrieval Tool.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Items You'll Need to Complete the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
Items you'll need include an FSA ID, Social Security Number, federal tax return, W2(s), and bank statements. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Your Guide for Financial Aid Help
Learn where and how to get help for the FAFSA and CSS Profile, and how MEFA can assist you with the financial aid process. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Father and son learning why to apply for financial aid
Learn why to apply for financial aid even if you think you make too much money or know of other families that didn't qualify. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Your Financial Aid Checklist
Tasks include making note of deadlines, finding out required applications, getting an FSA ID, learning your EFC, and seeking help when needed. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Student learning about Federal Work-Study
Learn what federal work study is, how students quality for the program, and what to do if you receive it as part of your financial aid. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Man using laptop to learn about Adjusted Gross Income
Learn what your Adjusted Gross Income is and where to find it on your tax return. …
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Answers to Your FAFSA<sup>®</sup> Questions
Learn how to complete the FAFSA is your parent does not have a SSN, how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, and how to complete the FAFSA with divorced parents. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Woman using laptop to view Federal Student Aid Report
The SAR is a summary of the information listed on the FAFSA, contains the EFC, and is used to make FAFSA corrections.…
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