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.
In line with our Community Outreach
efforts, MEFA is committed to providing training and resources for our college
and university colleagues throughout the Commonwealth.
Now! MEFA’s Financial Aid Training for College Admissions
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.
overview of different types of financial aid, how families apply, and the
college’s awarding process
federal updates and recent proposals from Capitol Hill on changes to the
financial aid landscape
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Stephanie Wells at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues on the 26th!
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!
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
MEFA Loan Application Process
MEFA continues to serve as
Massachusetts’ expert in Planning, Saving and Paying for
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.