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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.

5 Steps to Help Your College Savings Resolution
Tips include watching the Saving for College webinar, reviewing the U.Fund and U.Plan details, opening a college savings account, using the College Planning Tool, and setting up automatic giving. …
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Scholarships for Younger Ages
We highlight four scholarships: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, EngineerGirl Writing Contest, Sweet and Simple Scholarship, and The 28th Annual Kaplun Essay Contest…
By Meredith Clement    |
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is and Isn't Affecting College Savings in Massachusetts
Learn how Massachusetts families are reaching their savings goals, making college savings a priority, saving in 529s, and being affected by COVID-19. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
What's the Difference Between the U.Fund and U.Plan?
The U.Fund offers flexibility, can be used for qualified education expenses, and is invested in the market. The U.Plan offers peace of mind, can be used for tuition and mandatory fees, and is invested in bonds. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
The U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program and COVID-19
Learn what a tuition decease means for your lock-in, if it makes sense to invest if tuition has decreased, and how much your U.Plan earnings are worth if utilizing them when tuition has deceased. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Key Details of the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program
With the U.Plan, you can save all year long, there's a minimum, it's a safe investment, it's for undergraduate study, you don't have to decide on a school now, there are age restrictions, and there are tax incentives. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Saving for College While Paying Off Student Loans
When deciding which to prioritize, use tools to determine the cost of delaying saving for college and the interest you will save by prepaying your loan. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Saving for College in Uncertain Times
We explain why it is still important to save for college if you have the ability to do so, how the market has reacted in the past to similar situations, and other ways to save for college that are not subject to market fluctuation. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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 Clement    |
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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