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

What You Need to Know About Online Colleges

Learn about online colleges and degree programs, what they offer, what advantages they provide, how they’re structured, and how they compare to a traditional college.  Read More

How music students find a college

We interview a recent high school graduate on when she knew singing was her passion, how she decided to pursue music in college, what the college search and admissions process is like for a music major, and what her college coursework will look like.  Read More

The College Search: Researching Financial Fit

Our checklist includes checking the College Scorecard to learn about affordability and value, using a school’s Net Price Calculator to determine the financial aid you could receive, and reading through admissions and financial aid websites to learn about merit scholarship and different financing opportunities.  Read More

Google’s College Search Feature

Find out the acceptance rate, graduation rate, total student enrollment, average cost after financial aid, typical annual alumnus/a income 10 years after enrollment, typical total student debt after graduation, and typical monthly loan payment all in one easily accessible place. 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

3 Key Social Media Tips for Students

Students can learn how to use social media to their advantage in the college admissions process by following these tips, including googling yourself, thinking before you post, and making connections with colleges and other students.  Read More

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MEFA Education Loan Offers Interest Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

MEFA Education Loan Offers Interest Rates Among Nation’s Lowest Starting Rate Drops to 3.95%* MEFA’s low-cost college loan for the 2019-2020 academic year delivers interest rates among the lowest offered…

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