Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Scholarships include Microsoft disAbility Scholarship, Sertoma Scholarship for Students Who Are Hard of Hearing Or Deaf, National Federation of the Blind Scholarship, Will2Walk Foundation Scholarship, Organization for Autism Research Scholarship, ABC Law Centers Cerebral Palsy Bi-Annual Scholarship, and Disability Care Center Scholarship. Read More

The SECURE Act Expands Use of 529 Plans

The Act allows 529 distributions to pay back student loans and may give grandparents a new way to take advantage of their savings.  Read More

What We Learned About College Affordability: A Twitter Chat Recap

Read what we learned about creating a financial plan, financial aid options, financial planning, financial aid timelines, and staying on top of payments throughout college.  Read More

Our Best Blogs of 2019 by Category

Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life. Read More

MEFA Pathway’s New Feature: MA State Benefits

MA State Benefits enables students to learn how to save on the cost of higher education by looking at options that include time at a community college and adding their saved plans to the College Compare chart and the College Cost Calculator. Read More

What is the Effect of Retirement Savings on Financial Aid?

Retirement savings are not reported on the FAFSA, but they are reported on the CSS Profile, meaning they could potentially affect your financial aid award at certain schools.  Read More

What We Learned at the FSA Conference

Highlights include the launch of a chat bot to answer questions from student borrowers, the consolidation of several Federal Student Aid websites, a new Informed Borrower Tool, an offering of income-share agreements, and a new Loan Simulator.  Read More

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Our Best Blogs of 2019 by Category

Categories include Saving for College, Planning for College, College Admissions, Financial Aid, Scholarships, Paying for College, and College Life.