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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 Health Insurance Can Affect Your College Bill
Waive the college's health insurance charge if the child is already covered with a family plan and get in touch with your insurance provider if your child is going out of state to check coverage.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Why the Cost of College Isn't as High as You Think
Learn how financial aid can significantly lower a college's price tag.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
What Can You Expect to See in a Financial Aid Offer?
Financial aid offers may include costs, grants and scholarships, work-study, college loans, private scholarships, and factors that determined your financial aid eligibility. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Student using tablet in the grass
Tips include updating your resume, contacting former employers, searching online, talking to your family and friends, and getting creative. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Ten Tips for Managing Your Money in College
Tips include keeping money in a free checking account, spending as little as possible on books, taking advantage of free food, and using your student discount. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Where Can I Find Additional Funds for College?
Methods include submitting the FAFSA, applying for scholarships, talking with colleges, and taking additional steps if denied a private education loan. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
5 Scholarships for Every Month
Scholarships include DoSomething.org Scholarship, Courage to Grow Scholarship, Niche No Essay Monthly Scholarship, Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship, and Innovation in Education Scholarship. …
By Meredith Clement    |
By Meredith Clement    |
Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Tax benefits include the American Opportunity Tax Credit, Lifetime Learning Credit, and Tuition & Fees Deduction. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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