7 Suggestions for College Application Essay Topics

Topics include share your cause, think about who you admire, reflect on how you’ve grown, talk about a challenge, describe something you love, brag a bit, and share something new.  Read More

Advice to Families for High School Senior Year

Three MEFA employees who have helped their own children through the college planning process provide advice on looking at schools, staying organized, keeping calm and staying balanced, applying, and paying.  Read More

A Tool for College Admissions: MEFA’s College Application Manager

Use this tool to keep track of school names, admissions deadlines, required standardized tests (if any), required financial aid applications, financial aid deadlines, and notes. Read More

How Many Schools Should be on Your College List?

Factors to consider include money, time, financial aid, if you apply early decision, if you want a specific program, if you have specific needs, and if you apply to selective colleges.  Read More

What I Learned About “Dream Schools”

Before you designate one college as your ultimate dream school, consider if it’s realistic, if the school has programs you are interested in, if the school can provide you with the resources needed to succeed, if you’ll be satisfied in the long run, and if it’s the right financial fit.  Read More

What You Need to Know About Online Colleges

Learn about online colleges and degree programs, what they offer, what advantages they provide, how they’re structured, and how they compare to a traditional college.  Read More

What to Know About the College Interview

Learn how interviews can help students assert their voice and share their passions, and what the two biggest obstacles to interviews are – schools’ varying policies and urban legends about trick questions.  Read More

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