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90 Seconds with MEFA: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
If you’ve seen the terms subsidized and unsubsidized on your financial aid offers from colleges, you may be wondering what the difference is between these types of student loans. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains what these loans have in common, as well as how they differ when it comes to accruing interest.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Transferring Colleges
Transferring colleges can affect your student loans. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains why it's important to contact your student loan lender and notify them that you are transferring colleges and how to make sure your loans do not enter repayment when you transfer schools.
90 Seconds with MEFA: MEFA Loans
MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how to apply for a MEFA Loan, what options are available, and when repayment begins.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Wise Borrowing
MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains where to find a student loan to pay for college, how you can determine how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan.
Comparing College Loan Options
There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar helps you differentiate among college loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing. Download the webinar slides to follow along. And for information about MEFA's college loans, visit our MEFA Loans page.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Can I Get a Loan Without My Parents?
Students often wonder if they can get a college loan without their parents on the loan application. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how by filing the FAFSA, students are eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans without any co-borrowers. Private loan approval is dependent on income and credit score, so students often need the assistance of a co-borrower for these loans.
Tips for Choosing a Loan to Pay for College
Learn where to find a loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.
How to Be a Wise Borrower
Learn what you need to know to be a smart and informed borrower of college loans. Learn where to find a student loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.
Life After College: Student Loan Repayment Options
MEFA Chief Financial Officer Jim Leighton explains the various repayment options for MEFA loans, how MEFA prepares borrowers for repayment, and how families can best prepare their budget for college expenses. Learn where to find a student loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.
Tips on Being a Wise Borrower
Get solid tips on being a wise college loan borrower from MEFA's Chief Financial Officer, Jim Leighton. In this video, he explains what you need to know before you borrow to pay for college and how to evaluate your different loan options. Learn where to find a student loan to pay for college, how much to borrow, and what to consider when selecting the loan. For information about MEFA's college loans, visit our Loans Page.