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College planning and savings options for Massachusetts families with children in grades 7 to 10 




As your child gets closer to college, there are specific things he or she can do to prepare for admissions, and ways you can plan for the costs. MEFA offers step-by-step guidance, including free seminars. For additional assistance in navigating the steps of college enrollment, sign up for free MEFA emails. 



Planning for College Admissions Success 


A strong academic record is one of the most important parts of any college application, but students should also explore a broad range of goals and interests. Look for programs that align with the student’s interests and strengths – both academic and personal. 



Financial Aid and College Savings  


College may be expensive, but there are many types of financial aid and financing options available to help every family afford higher education. Most families use a combination of financial aid, loans, and a college savings plan to pay for college expenses. 

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