Ways to Reduce College Costs

Reduce costs by taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, utilizing the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Prometric’s DSST exams, registering for classes as soon as possible, and thinking carefully before changing your major.  Read More

6 Ways to Make College Less Expensive

Tips include start saving, look for scholarships early, earn college credits in high school, consider community college, attend college online, and apply for financial aid.  Read More

Paying for College: Today’s Stats and Tips

A recent survey asked Generation Z how they plan to pay for college, including topics such as considering cost, career plans, family conversations, saving for college, and borrowing wisely.  Read More

Borrowing Wisely Means Having a Plan

Before borrowing, take into consideration what you expect to make in your first job, what your loan payment will look like when you graduate, and what you estimate your other future expenses to be.  Read More

How Much Will I Need for Non-Billed College Expenses?

We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage.  Read More

Comparing Your College Options

Determine each school’s total cost including billed and unbilled expenses, determine each school’s net cost including grants and scholarships, and determine any future year net cost changes by speaking to the financial aid office.  Read More

Why the Cost of College Isn’t as High as You Think

Financial aid can significantly lower a college’s price tag. Read More

MEFA News

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…