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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.

Veterans using laptop tp learn about education benefits
Learn how to communicate to a school that you'll be using Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits, when you can use the Montgomery GI Bill, how to use the STEM extension, and when to apply for Yellow Ribbon benefits. …
By Nicholas Charrette, Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Student using computer to review scholarships with October deadlines
Scholarships include Simform STEM Scholarship, Dream Big Scholarship, AES Engineering Scholarship, Paliwal Club of 100 STEAM Scholars Fund, Paliwal Club of 100 Music Scholars Fund, American Bullion Scholarship, Voice of Democracy Scholarship, CARiD Scholarship Program, and Second-Career Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to learn about scholarships for minority students
Scholarships include WarnerMedia HBCU Scholarship, SMPS Foundation Zinsmeyer Scholarship, AIFS Diversity Achievement Scholarship, Social Change Fund United Scholarship, APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship, and American Chemical Society Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student looking at scholarships with fall deadlines on computer
Scholarships include the Atlas Shrugged Scholarship, OppU Achievers Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, Cards Direct Scholarship, Cooke College Scholarship Program, and Unpakt College Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Student using laptop to research scholarships for nursing students
Scholarships include the Heart of Healthcare Nursing Scholarship, AfterCollege Nursing Student Scholarship, TALSN Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistants, Coursey Enterprises Scholarship, R&D Systems Scholarship, Niche Nursing Scholarship, and Elizabeth Garde National Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
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    |
Father and daughter using computer to learn about MEFA Loans
Learn if MEFA Loans require means testing, if co-borrowers roll off after a certain point, if you can borrow MEFA Loans without borrowing Federal Direct Student Loans, if there' s maximum amount you can borrow, and what to do if you are not sure how much you need to borrow. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Student using computer to research scholarships with deadlines in September
Scholarships include Love Your Career Scholarship, The Cameron Impact Scholarship, The May Firm Scholarship Fund, OppU Achievers Scholarship, Shout It Out Scholarship, Too Cool to Pay for School Scholarship, Don't Text and Drive Scholarship, and Key Thinkers Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
The MEFA Loan interest rates will start at 3.75% for the 2021-22 academic year, substantially lower than the 6.28% offered by the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and will have no origination fee, no application fee, and no prepayment penalties. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Woman graduating college after receiving scholarship for adult learner
Scholarships include the Working Parent College Scholarship, Custody X Change Single Parent Scholarship, Return 2 College Scholarship, College JumpStart Scholarship, and Osher Reentry Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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