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All stages of the admissions process – from standardized tests to campus visits – give students an opportunity to emphasize their individuality and what unique qualities they will contribute to a college or university. For additional assistance in navigating the steps of college enrollment, sign up for free MEFA emails.   

 

 

Step 1: Prepare for College Admissions 

  

Before you apply, think about what type of college you’d like to attend and look for schools that are a good fit academically, financially, and personally. Schools also look for applicants who take control of the applications process and demonstrate initiative and independence. Keep an open mind, and start searching as early as you can. 

 

 

Step 2: Get Organized 

  

MEFA’s College Admissions Toolkit helps you jumpstart your college search and application process with worksheets and strategies for organization and planning. 

  • Compare colleges. 
  • Identify preferences and goals. 
  • Manage deadlines and more. 
 

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Step 3: Paying for College 

  

Paying for college may be expensive, but thinking ahead can help you come up with a plan to cover college costs. Most families use a combination of their child's college savings, financial aid, and education loans to pay for college expenses. 

 

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2013 College Admission Handout 

 

 

 

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Your plan for college is a college and career planning web portal helping students and parents at participating high schools to stay on track in making plans for the future 

 

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In the News 

 

September 11, 2013 - MEFA Kicks Off College Savings Month with Lower Fees. Read more   

 

August 21, 2013 - The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) and Fidelity Investments® today announced the results of its 7th annual College Savings Indicator study. Read more   

 

July 23, 2013 - MEFA Urges Families to be Wise Borrowers, Seek Free Expert Help.  Read more   

 

 

 

 

     
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