1. Gather Information

View Our Presentation on Financial Aid and the College Bill
Our recorded webinar provides key guidance.
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Learn about Different Types of Financial Aid
Financial aid includes gift aid, work-study, and loans. Learn More

Get the Facts on Merit Scholarships
Colleges use merit scholarships as a recruitment tool for their most desired applicants. Learn More

2. Examine Your Financial Aid Offers

Get the Facts on What's Included
The financial aid offer contains many important details. Learn More

Request Additional Funds
Hear from a panel of college financial aid administrators about how to appeal for more aid in our on-demand webinar. Watch

Calculate Your Net Cost
With our College Cost Calculator you can input your financial aid and find out the net price you'll pay at every college. Calculate Now

3. Select a College by May 1st & Make a Plan to Pay

Use Your Savings
Find out how to withdraw your 529 U.Fund and U.Plan savings for college costs. Get the Details

Learn about Monthly Payment Plans
Payment plans are an interest-free way to pay for college over time. Learn More

Get Tips on Private Student Loans
Understand the facts about loans before you borrow. Learn More

Use Our Student Loan Payment Calculator
Calculate your potential monthly payment and total loan cost. Calculate Now

Understanding Financial Aid Offers & Paying the College Bill
Register for a live Understanding Financial Aid Offers & Paying the College Bill webinar to receive guidance on interpreting financial aid offers, making the college decision, and creating a plan to pay the college bill. Download the webinar slides to follow along.

The MEFA Podcast: What Can You Expect to See in a Financial Aid Offer?

90 Seconds with MEFA: Monthly Payment Plans

Contact Us

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

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