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Keep up to date with the latest news about planning and financing a college education and preparing for your financial future, from experts here at MEFA and across the industry. Browse through our blog and use it as your very own college planning guide.

Students comparing college lists
Consider attributes you want in a school, majors you are interested in, and current GPA and test scores when building your college list. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Woman using tablet
Scholarships include Dr. Kyle Hornby Annual Scholarship, Women in STEM Scholarship, El Café Del Futuro Scholarship, SelectBlinds.com Scholarship, Dolphin Galleries Visual Arts Scholarship, Prime Scholarship, Flavor of the Month Scholarship, and Avonte Oquendo Memorial Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Father and son using laptop to view Boston Saves
Learn about Boston Saves, what makes them unique, how the program started, who they partner with, and how families engage with and respond to the program. …
By Sasha VanDerzee, Jonathan Hughes    |
Girl holding books on campus
Learn what rolling admissions is, how the deadlines differ, why schools use it, and if the application requirements are the same. …
By Iris Godes, Shaun Connolly    |
Girl drawing
Scholarships include Ocean Awareness Contest, Fruit Shoot, Flavor of the Month Scholarship, Better Food, Better World Scholarship, and Education Matters Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Girl hugging her parents
Learn if there are considerations for parents over 65 years of age, if there is a cost of living adjustment based on geography, if child support is considered income on the FAFSA, and how families complete the FAFSA if parents don't have a Social Security number. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Mother and daughter using laptop
Scholarships include The 2021 Student Academy Awards, 2021 GoFoodservice Scholarship, BigSun Scholarship, Do-Over Scholarship, Impact on the Community Scholarship, Digital Privacy Scholarship, Just Poetry Contest, and Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship.…
By Lauren Patten    |
Mother pushing daughter on swing
We reflect on the relationships MEFA has built within the disability community and answer common questions about Attainable accounts related to tax benefits, account owners, and qualified disability expenses. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Student using tablet in cafeteria
Resources include the FAFSA Festival, Mass.gov/financialaid, MassEdCo, MEFA's Understanding the FAFSA webinar, and Federal Student Aid's videos. …
By Meredith Clement    |
Professor lecturing a class
Benefits include earning a low-cost associate degree, taking prerequisites for your bachelor's degree, having a flexible schedule, staying local, and participating in MassTransfer. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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