College is right around the corner. As your child begins visiting schools and filling out applications, you will be trying to figure out how to pay the costs. Rest assured, you can count on MEFA to guide you through college planning for high school students and help make college more affordable and accessible.

Plan for the Future

Encourage your child to use the free online college and career planning resource MEFA Pathway to learn more about himself or herself and plan for college and career. MEFA Pathway includes:

  • Fun assessments to help students find out more about their interests, skills, and values
  • A college search tool and application tracker
  • Information about different kinds of careers and how they fit a student’s interests

Learn About College Admissions

There’s a lot to know about college admissions. And there’s no better place than MEFA to learn about and link to the information you need.

Get the Facts About Paying for College

If you haven’t already explored the world of college costs and financial aid, now is the time. Here are some great ways to get up to speed on planning for college in high school:

Keep Saving in Your College Fund

The more you save, the less you’ll have to rely on financial aid or private loans to pay for college expenses. So stick to your savings plan and keep contributing to your college fund right up until you receive the first bill. And it’s always a good idea to review the resources available through MEFA.

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Questions

Call us at (800) 449-MEFA (6332)

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm ET or email us anytime at collegeplanning@mefa.org

College Savings

How We Save for College: Tips from MEFA Team Members

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.