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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.

Father and son using computer to learn about saving for college
Learn if it's ever too late to open a 529 account, if you can use 529 funds for daycare expenses, how to save with multiple children, how you withdraw 529 funds, how grandparent 529 accounts work, and more.…
By Meredith Clement    |
Mother and son using computer together
Learn how to select allocations for maturity years, how to choose a maturity year, and the difference between saving in one or multiple maturity years. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
Mother and daughter using laptop together
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    |
man using laptop
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    |
Young girl holding piggy bank
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    |
Father reviewing paperwork with daughter
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    |
How We Save for College: Tips from MEFA Team Members
Tips include using a college savings account, starting small, involving your children in the process, taking advantage of gifting, setting up automatic deposits, and diversifying your investments. …
By MEFA     |
Should You Open a U.Plan or U.Fund?
We interview the Director of College Planning at MEFA to learn the benefits of opening both a U.Plan and U.Fund, including why she chose to open both accounts, why someone might lean towards one account over another, and what advice she would give to families now. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Use the Maturity Year Selection Guide to find the years your child will attend college, and then designate at least $300 of savings to each year…
By Meredith Clement    |
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    |
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