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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.

10 Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of LinkedIn
Tips include make your intentions clear, don't be afraid to request to connect with people, join a group, get skills endorsements, search company profiles, and keep your profile updated.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
College experts answer your questions, including how to make the most of Orientation, what to bring and not bring to campus, what campus resources to seek out, how to prepare over the summer, and how to choose classes. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Getting to Know College Disability Offices
These resources and accommodations will help you succeed in college, including registering with the Disability Office, talking to your professors, surveying your surroundings, and taking care of your mental health. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
10 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Freshman Year
Our tips include financially setting up for college, checking the health insurance waiver policy, knowing important dates, coordinating living arrangements, meeting financial aid requirements, gathering school supplies, scheduling doctors appointments, touring the campus, and joining a university parent group. …
By Cara Deshaies    |
Girl using laptop to get the facts on being an RA
Learn the pros and cons of being a college resident advisor (RA), as well as how to become an RA yourself, and hear insight from former college RAs. …
By Lauren Patten    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
Graduating In Four Years? No Problem (With A Little Work)!
Tips include following the degree plan, consulting with your academic advisor, transferring eligible credits, and making satisfactory academic progress. …
By Ryan Forsythe    |
5 Tips for College Commuters
Tips include practicing your commute, staying involved, taking advantage of time on campus, planning your meals, and planning ahead. …
By Lisa Rooney    |
Balancing Act: Tips for Managing College Life: Part III
Tips include creating a budget, shopping smart for textbooks, being conscious about credit, researching loans and financial aid, and separating wants and needs. …
By Ajea Stupart    |
By Meredith Clement    |
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