1. Learn about Financial Aid

Attend our Financial Aid 101 webinar
Learn all about the financial aid application process. Register

Watch our Understanding the FAFSA webinar
Dive deep into the FAFSA. Watch

Watch our What to Know about the CSS Profile webinar 
Get details on the CSS Profile. Watch

Read our application tips
Find out about deadlines, requirements, and staying organized. See the tips

2. Submit Your Financial Aid Applications

Complete the FAFSA
The FAFSA is required by every college in the country. File the FAFSA

If required, complete the CSS Profile
The CSS Profile is required by almost 200 colleges and universities. File the CSS Profile

Submit any supplemental requirements
Check with each college to find out if any other forms are required.

3. Find Out Your Next Steps

Learn what happens after you apply
After you submit your financial aid applications, your colleges will review your data and reach out with questions. Get the details

Understand financial aid types
Once you receive your financial aid offers, they will likely include different types of aid. Learn more

MEFA Blog: Financial Aid Topics
Our blog contains several articles focused on financial aid , including terms to know, application instructions, tips on special circumstances, and more.

90 Seconds with MEFA: Creating an FSA ID _________

Understanding and Managing Financial Aid Deadlines

Contact Us

Reach out to our College Planning Team with your questions at (800) 449-6332 or collegeplanning@mefa.org.

Request an Appointment

Complete our online form to request a one-on-one appointment with a MEFA College Planning Team member.