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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.

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    |
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     |
The U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program has gotten even better in 2019 with new enhancements such as year-round savings capabilities and online account access.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
All U.Plan savers now have the opportunity to manage their account online, where you can add to your savings, set up automatic deposits, request a disbursement, view your U.Plan Statement, open a new account for another Beneficiary, and change your address, phone number, email address, etc.…
By Lauren Patten    |
By Lisa Rooney    |
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 Barnhart    |
Why I Saved in 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    |
By Craig Wright    |
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 Barnhart    |
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