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

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

What I Learned About “Dream Schools”

Before you designate one college as your ultimate dream school, consider if it’s realistic, if the school has programs you are interested in, if the school can provide you with the resources needed to succeed, if you’ll be satisfied in the long run, and if it’s the right financial fit.  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

The Importance of School Counselors

Take advantage of the guidance that school counselors provide by attending events they host, being proactive and initiating a conversation with them, and having them write a letter of recommendation that puts personality and dimension behind the student’s grades.  Read More

HS Juniors: Prepare for College Admissions this Summer

Get an early start on tasks like evaluating testing plans, visiting college campuses, finalizing a balanced college list, preparing recommendations, writing the college essay, designing a financial plan, starting applications, preparing for interviews, and fulfilling any specific requirements Read More

A message for parents starting the college search process

Andrew Carter encourages parents to begin the college search process by thinking about the qualities and skills they want their son or daughter to have in order to be successful when they begin their college career and laying out these goals in a list. 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…