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After thirty years, MEFA is still doing exactly what it was created to do – helping to make higher education more accessible and affordable for Massachusetts students and families.  As the college financing expert, we are committed to providing you resources and tools as you work with college students throughout the Commonwealth.  

 

   

Trainings 

  

In line with our Community Outreach efforts, MEFA is committed to providing training and resources for our college and university colleagues throughout the Commonwealth.  

 

Upcoming Trainings 

 

Register Now! MEFA’s Financial Aid Training for College Admissions Counselors 

 

MEFA will again be offering its annual Financial Aid Training for College Admissions Counselors on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:30am at Dean College in Franklin, MA. This free training has been a popular event with colleges and universities across New England for new admissions counselors to learn critical information about financial aid and for seasoned veterans to receive financial aid updates before the busy fall travel season. 

 

The training will include: 

  • An overview of different types of financial aid, how families apply, and the college’s awarding process 
  • Important federal updates and recent proposals from Capitol Hill on changes to the financial aid landscape 
  • A presentation of new tools and resources available to families and counselors for use throughout the college enrollment process 
  • A conversation with a Vice President of College Enrollment, providing guidance for conversations with families about college cost and student debt 
 

Register online here. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Barnhart at mbarnhart@mefa.org or Stephanie Wells at swells@mefa.org. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues on the 26th! 

 

Resources From Previous Trainings 

 

Missed the MEFA Loan Application Process Webinar on July 16, 2014? No worries, we recorded it for those who couldn’t attend! 

 

This webinar shows the MEFA Loan application from a borrower's perspective. View and share with colleagues to see what your families see when applying for a MEFA Loan. 

 

Webinar Recording: 

 

MEFA Loan Application Process 

 

Plan, Save, Pay 

  

MEFA continues to serve as Massachusetts’ expert in Planning, Saving and Paying for college. 

 

 

Over the past year, MEFA reached over 20,000 families at over 500 seminars across the state, educating students and parents on early college planning, college admissions and college financing. Contact us if you’re interested in hearing more about serving as a volunteer presenter to speak to families at high schools in your community. 

 

The U.Plan, MEFA’s Prepaid Tuition Program, and the U.Fund, Massachusetts’ 529 college savings plan, allow families to save easily and wisely for higher education expenses. 

 

The flagship fixed interest rate MEFA Loan remains one of the most affordable college financing options available for undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

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Downloads 

 

MEFA’s Application and Solicitation Disclosures and Self-Certification form.  

 

Undergraduate Loan PDF 
Graduate Loan PDF 
Self-Certification Form PDF  

 

 

MEFA's Guide to Understanding Financial Aid.  

 

The Financial Aid Process PDF
 

 

   

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Find out how we’re helping families plan, save, and pay for college in your neighborhood. 

     
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