Steps to Finish Your College Applications

Steps include finalizing your list, getting your letters of recommendation, finishing your essay, making sure you’ve sent official test scores, meeting with your school counselor, and hitting submit.  Read More

How to Stand Out in the College Admissions Process

The key to standing out is writing a college essay that demonstrates your values, personality, and intellectual maturity while communicating ideas effectively with a bit of a story-telling flair.  Read More

7 Suggestions for College Application Essay Topics

Topics include share your cause, think about who you admire, reflect on how you’ve grown, talk about a challenge, describe something you love, brag a bit, and share something new.  Read More

Advice to Families for High School Senior Year

Three MEFA employees who have helped their own children through the college planning process provide advice on looking at schools, staying organized, keeping calm and staying balanced, applying, and paying.  Read More

A Tool for College Admissions: MEFA’s College Application Manager

Use this tool to keep track of school names, admissions deadlines, required standardized tests (if any), required financial aid applications, financial aid deadlines, and notes. Read More

How Many Schools Should be on Your College List?

Factors to consider include money, time, financial aid, if you apply early decision, if you want a specific program, if you have specific needs, and if you apply to selective colleges.  Read More

7 College Planning Tips for Students in Grades 9-10

Take the PSAT, visit college campuses, determine your high school course plan, know what AP & IB classes and extracurricular activties to take, find out GPA requirements, take to family members about their college experiences, and talk with your family about college payment expectations. Read More

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U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan named ‘best-in-class’

U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan named ‘best-in-class’ Morningstar Analyst Rating upgraded to Silver for 2019; new features improve experience for college savers BOSTON [October 31, 2019] – MEFA is proud…