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.  Read More

The Gift Parents Want for Their Children: College Savings

84% of parents say they would welcome a contribution towards their child’s college education over a traditional gift. However, only 33% of parents have actually mentioned this idea to their family and friends. Read More

Wisdom and Insight from Our U.Fund Dreams Tour Partners

Tips from our partners include creative ideas that can help your child earn money, gardening tips, ideas on how to save during back-to-school season, tips on encouraging college gifting from family and friends, and inexpensive ways to spend time with family.  Read More

College Savings Accounts and Financial Aid

We answer frequently asked questions including does a student get ignored for financial aid if the family has a college savings account, how does a college savings account affect my eligibility for financial aid, will the financial aid amount change once the school learns of my college savings account, and what happens if my grandparents save for my college?  Read More

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.  Read More

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… Read More

7 Back to School College Savings Tips

Tips include using daycare money, getting your child involved, selling Halloween costumes, encouraging college gifting, planning meals, having a yard sale, and selling gift cards.  Read More

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