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The transition to college is an exciting time, but for many families, it can also be overwhelming. MEFA knows the process isn’t always easy and that each family’s concerns about paying for college are different. But there are many types of financial aid and financing options available to help every family afford higher education. MEFA is on your side as you develop your path to making college a reality. With straightforward guidance and expertise, we will guide you through each step of the process. Explore the following pages to get the information, tools and resources you need. 






A look at the priority activities you should have on your “to-do” list throughout the academic year.  

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Helpful knowledge and tips to educate you about key areas of the financial aid process. 

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MEFA offers free seminars and webinars throughout the year. See what topics we cover and check for an upcoming event that you can attend. 

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With payment calculators, “Ask An Expert", e-books, tip sheets and more, this is your one-stop resource for information to help you plan and pay for college. 

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Visit the “Pay For College” section and learn about the features, terms and eligibility for MEFA’s low-cost undergraduate and graduate student loans. 

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See a list of the most frequently asked questions about the financial aid process.  

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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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