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.

father and son using computer to get answers to questions about student loans
Get answers to questions on Federal Direct Student Loans, the PLUS Loan, co-borrowers, loan amount and timing, loans for multiple children, repayment, and credit. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Computer with charts
Federal loans can be subsidized or unsubsidized, have an interest rate that changes with each year's loans, and tend to be more lenient with repayment. Private loans are offered by various lenders, typically have interest rates tied to credit scores, and usually are stricter with repayment.…
By Shaun Connolly    |
5 Facts About Federal Student Loans
Facts include you must complete a process called Entrance Counseling, The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a legal document that must be signed by the loan borrower, only the student is the sole borrower, there are origination fees and both annual and lifetime amounts, and you have multiple repayment options. …
By Jonathan Sparling    |
Student using laptop to learn about origination fees
Learn about the Origination Fee, the cost associated with borrowing a Federal Direct Student Loan and some private loans.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
College Decision Time: Federal Student Loan FAQs from our ACAs
Learn about Federal direct Loans including when the interest rate is determined, how interest accumulates, the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans. …
By Meredith Clement    |
What's In a Name? Breaking Down the Federal Direct Student Loan Program
Learn about Federal Direct Student Loans and the difference between subsidized and unubsidized loans. …
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