The proof is in the numbers: saving for college adds up

We all know that saving money is a good habit. It allows us to pay for large expenses and more accurately plan for future purchases. And if you’re a parent,… Read More

Applying to College: 5 Tips for College Success

Last week during our monthly Education Finance Council Twitter Chat, we shared and heard so much valuable information about the college application process. We wanted to be sure to pass… Read More

Are you asking these FAFSA questions?

Since the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1st, we’ve fielded several questions from families about different components of the application. The most popular… Read More

The Application Process: Top Tips for Seniors

By: Alicia Linsey, Guidance Counselor, Lexington High School Senior year is underway and applying to college is the equivalent of adding another class to your academic course load. The application process is… Read More

ABLE Program Development Continues

Supporting individuals with disabilities In our work at MEFA, we strive to support families across the Commonwealth as they plan and dream for the future. And as the Program Administrator… Read More

The Facts on the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

Is the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE on your mind? The PROFILE is a financial aid application required by over 400 colleges, universities, and scholarship programs, so if you have a child… Read More

Teaching children about saving for college: Part III

Want to involve your children early on in helping you save for college? This is our third blog post in a three-part series focused specifically on that topic. In our… 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.