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.

Mother and daughter sitting on stairs talking about saving for college
A mother of three discusses when she started saving for college, expecting her children to contribute toward college costs, talking to her children about helping save for college, and tips to help families save. …
By Meredith Clement    |
The Assistant Manager of the U.Fund Dreams Tour shares what’s on the mind of parents and children as they experience the tour, the reactions he gets from families, and his college savings advice. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
We speak with the Justice League's co-creator and incoming director about what they teach the kids, what a typical day looks like, how college resonates with the students, and how they got involved with SoarMA. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
A member of the tour discusses what it's like talking with parents about planning and saving for college, how kids react when they approach the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent, and what it means to be involved in the stewardship of helping families create a plan to save for college. …
By Penelope Hauck    |
Catching Up With the U.Fund Dreams Tour
Hear about Tia's favorite stop, her most interesting question, the overall experience of families at the tent, and words of wisdom for parents on saving for college…
By Penelope Hauck    |
Create Your Personalized College Savings Strategy
Create a strategy by providing the ages of your children, recording your current college savings account value and your monthly contribution, reporting your Adjusted Gross Income, and completing the activities for each grade level's Passport for Success.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Family learning about the U.Plan
A mother of two lists the reasons why she decided to start saving in the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program, including a long list of affiliated colleges and safeguarding against rising tuition costs, and how the program has benefited her family.…
By Sue Metcalf    |
Does Saving for College Hurt My Financial Aid Chances?
At most, only 5.6% of the total amount of college savings could have an impact on financial aid eligibility.…
By Jonathan Hughes    |
The U.Plan provides a lock-in of tuition and mandatory fees, guaranteed growth, no risk, and tax benefits, and is available to use at any college.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Tax Tips for Parents
You may be eligible for a MA college savings tax deduction or dependent care expenses credit.…
By Sherri Galego, Alisa Wade    |