As your child gets closer to high school, it’s time to focus on the academic achievement and financial resources that will help pave the way toward college acceptance and enrollment. At MEFA, we are uniquely qualified to help with college planning for middle school students.

Save While You Still Have Time

If you haven’t yet begun saving for college, now is a great time to start. Visit our Middle School College Savings Plan for guidance.

Make a Plan for the Future

Visit, a free college and career planning website where students can learn more about themselves and explore options when planning for college in middle school. This resource offers tools and support to help students navigate a successful path from middle school to high school, on to post-secondary education and training, and into a career.

Prepare for High School

High school is right around the corner, so it’s important to get informed about what’s head. Learn about High School Academics now, including class requirements, terms to know, and tips for success.

Look Ahead to College Admissions

As you prepare for high school, it’s helpful to start learning about the college admissions process. MEFA offers access to everything you need to get up to speed. Find out how to assemble a list of potential colleges, when to visit schools, how the admissions process works, and many other details about Applying to College.

Find Out How Financial Aid Works

There’s a vast amount of financial aid available for those who need it to pay college costs. But before you can take advantage of these funds, you need to know what’s available and how it’s distributed.


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College Savings

The SECURE Act Expands Use of 529 Plans

The Act allows 529 distributions to pay back student loans and may give grandparents a new way to take advantage of their savings.