Top 10 Tips for Filing the FAFSA

For those of you applying for financial aid for the first time (and even for those of you who are seasoned pros), you may not know that this year, for… Read More

New Tool Helps Mentors and Parents Prepare Students for Success

By: Jackney Prioly Joseph, Director of Future Ready Massachusetts Very often students enter a new school year concerned about keeping up with the academic rigors of high school or whether… Read More

Learn about the college admissions process

If you’re a parent or mentor to a high school senior, now’s the time to get serious about applying to college. From essays to campus visits to letters of recommendation,… Read More

How to write the college essay

The college essay is an important component of the college application process. Most colleges require at least one essay from applicants, and several schools require two or three. We checked… Read More

Free college planning seminars and webinars

Whether you’re a parent of a high school senior applying to college or a 2-year-old toddler in need of a college savings account, MEFA is here to help. We’ve been… Read More

Teaching children about saving for college: Part I

Parents are often the first ones to teach children about the concept of money. Children learn the value of money by seeing the ways in which their parents earn, save,… Read More

Where to start with college admissions?

Applying to college is a major part of high school’s senior year, and there’s a lot to keep track of throughout the process. I’ve helped students for years as they… Read More

MEFA In The News

Record-High Number of MA Families Saving in 529 Plans

In the 10th edition of its College Savings Indicator Study, Fidelity Investments® and the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) today announced that saving for college is at an all-time high.