Repaying Your Federal Student Loans: 5 Facts You Should Know

Facts include that payment application is dictated by federal regulation, paying extra results in a “paid ahead” status, paying extra can save you money over time, sometimes accrued interest can capitalize, and sometimes it’s okay if your payment amount is less than your accrued interest.  Read More

Helping Students Reach Their College Dreams: The Justice League

We speak with the Justice League’s co-creator and incoming director about what they teach the kids, what a typical day looks like, how college resonates with the students, and how they got involved with SoarMA.  Read More

The U.Fund Dreams Tour & College Gifting

A member of the tour discusses what it’s like talking with parents about planning and saving for college, how kids react when they approach the U.Fund Dreams Tour tent, and what it means to be involved in the stewardship of helping families create a plan to save for college.  Read More

Scholarships for Younger Ages

We highlight five scholarships: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest, EngineerGirl Writing Contest, We the Students Essay Contest, Sweet and Simple Scholarship, and The 28th Annual Kaplun Essay Contest Read More

You’ve been approved for a MEFA Loan. Now what?

Next steps include signing the MEFA Loan Agreement (MLA) and Self-Certification Form, having the college certify the loan, setting up an account with our servicer American Education Services (AES), returning excess funds, and making voluntary payments if you wish to do so.  Read More

Catching Up With the U.Fund Dreams Tour

Hear about Tia’s favorite stop, her most interesting question, the overall experience of families at the tent, and words of wisdom for parents on saving for college Read More

Applying for Financial Aid with International Parents

If parents are U.S. citizens living abroad, they can still create an FSA ID, but will need to convert income and assets into U.S. dollars. If parents are not U.S. citizens, they will not be able to create an FSA ID and will need to print out the signature page and mail it to the address indicated.  Read More

MEFA News

MEFA Loan Rate Decreases Amid Rising Interest Rates

Contact: Lisa Rooney (617) 224-4838 lrooney@mefa.org BOSTON – The starting interest rate on the state’s college loan will decrease for the upcoming academic year in contrast to the increase in…

Family Webinar Series

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

December 19, 2018

12:00pm—1:00pm

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