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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.

How to Apply for Private Student Loans
Learn what you need to know when comparing private loan options and the steps for applying once you have decided on a lender, including visiting the lender's website, completing the application, selecting your loan, and signing the Loan Agreement with your co-borrower. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
5 Key Terms to Know About Student Loans
Terms include Interest Rate, Annual Percentage Rate (APR), Repayment Term, Application and Solicitation Disclosure, and Co-Borrower. …
By Jonathan Sparling    |
Scholarships With July Deadlines
Scholarships include Dr. Kyle Hornby Annual Scholarship, Women in STEM Scholarship, El Café Del Futuro Scholarship, Scholarship, Scholarship, Dolphin Galleries Visual Arts Scholarship, Prime Scholarship, Flavor of the Month Scholarship, Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship, and Scholarship Program.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Scholarships with May Deadlines
Scholarships include ACF Visionary Scholarship, Tiger Chef Culinary and Hospitality Program Scholarship, Mobile Application Development Scholarship, Philosophy Scholarship, Cottage Inn Pizza Scholarship, and The Hubertus W.V. Willems Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Finding Scholarships with Fastweb
Learn what Fastweb is, how it got started, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, how students can apply for scholarships, and examples of past success stories. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Scholarships with April Deadlines
Scholarships include Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship, Pretty Lightroom Presets Scholarship, We The Students Essay Contest, Signet Essay Contest, Ortho Dermatologics ASPIRE HIGHER Scholarship, Kim Beneschott Creative Arts Scholarship, Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship, and RentHop's College and University Scholarship Program. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Finding Scholarships with
Learn what is, what sets it apart from other online scholarship platforms, how it got started, how students can apply for scholarships, and how students have been successful in the past. …
By Lauren Patten    |
What We Learned About College Affordability: A Twitter Chat Recap
Read what we learned about creating a financial plan, financial aid options, financial planning, financial aid timelines, and staying on top of payments throughout college. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
Our Best Blogs of 2019 by Category
Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.…
By Meredith Barnhart    |
84% of parents say they would welcome a contribution towards their child's college education over a traditional gift. However, only 33% of parents have actually mentioned this idea to their family and friends.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
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