462134667Visiting colleges is an important part of the college admissions process. It helps students determine the colleges that are right for them, and helps to finalize the college list. Many students and parents took college tours over the spring and summer months in anticipation of applying Early Action or Early Decision, and those students have hit the ground running this fall.

However, many, many students applying regular decision (with early January deadlines) can still take advantage of college visits in the next few months. ...continue reading

The start of November is a wonderful time of year. Thanksgiving is around the corner, holiday plans with families are coming together, and the chill of winter hasn’t completely set in. For some, November also brings the start of education loan repayment. Beginning monthly payments on an educational investment can be an overwhelming process, but it does not have to be!

A few weeks ago, we shared what it means to be in “Grace Status” with your loan(s).  If you are one of the many loan borrowers in this grace period, then your due date to pay back your loan(s) is likely right around the corner.  Before this date arrives, be sure to find the answers to a few key questions: ...continue reading

Age Based Investment Strategy
Each Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

Today's Word of the Day is IDOC. ...continue reading

529 PlanEach Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

Today's Word of the Day is PROFILE® Acknowledgment. ...continue reading

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. For high school seniors, it seems hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about those financial aid applications. Early Action and Early Decision applicants may have early financial aid deadlines. Do you know yours?

What can you do now?

See MEFA’s timeline below to find out how to apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN. Both the student applicant and parent will need a PIN to submit the FAFSA. And be sure to join us in your community at a MEFA College Financing Seminar.

senior year

Age Based Investment Strategy
Each Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

Today's Word of the Day is Asset.
...continue reading

467696289If someone in your family is applying to college this year, there’s a good chance you’ll need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®, the financial aid application required by almost 400 colleges and universities across the country. We provided three webinars for families last week on the PROFILE®, and received some great questions from webinar attendees. Check out the ones we highlighted below.

...continue reading

122577834

Recent college graduates all across the country are navigating life after college.  In the midst of searching for jobs, finding affordable places to live, living on a budget and managing their student loan repayment, graduates are working hard each day to traverse the new world they find themselves in. The purpose of this blog is to inform these new graduates on the importance and purpose of their student loan “Grace Status”.
...continue reading

Do you have questions on how to pay for college? Will your family qualify for financial aid? How do we begin the process of applying?  What is the FAFSA? These are just a few of the questions our team of experts in college financing and financial aid answer throughout the year, specifically at MEFA's College Financing Seminars.
...continue reading

Each Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®.

Today's Word of the Day is Noncustodial PROFILE.
...continue reading