The big deal about the FSA ID

Completing the FAFSA this year? You’ll first need to obtain an FSA ID for both the student applicant and one parent. The FSA ID is important but simple, made up… Read More

7 commonly asked financial aid questions (with answers)

Are you applying for financial aid this year or have you already? The application process often generates questions from families, and we’re here to provide the answers. We’ve included some… Read More

Applying for Financial Aid When Parents are Divorced

We receive a lot of questions about applying for financial aid when parents are divorced or separated.  The process is a bit more complicated (isn’t everything?) but you just have… Read More

Here’s what other families are asking about financial aid

We’re in the beginning of financial aid season, so we’ve received numerous questions from families trying to complete the required financial aid applications. If you’re about to start the financial… Read More

Getting to know the CSS Profile<sup>TM</sup>

Though the FAFSA® is the most important application for financial aid, as its required by every college and university in the nation, the CSS Profile is also used in the… Read More

How well do you know the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>?

Did you participate in our Twitter trivia game over the weekend? We asked ten questions about the FAFSA®, the main application used in the college financial aid process. FAFSA stands… Read More

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The 2018-19 FAFSA became available on October 1st, and with it came the resurrection of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), a mechanism within the FAFSA that allows families to… Read More


Our most popular blogs of 2017

What were you reading in 2017? Thousands of MEFA families headed to our blog over the past year, and we put together a list of the 15 most-read posts. Scholarships…

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