Do You Know These Financial Aid Acronyms?

Learn the meaning of FAFSA, EFC, COA, FWS, SAR, ED, CSS, FAA, PLUS, and MEFA.  Read More

The Facts on MassTransfer

Learn how MassTransfer can make a bachelor’s degree more affordable. what the benefits are based on GPA, and how to take the next steps of planning, applying, and enrolling to a Massachusetts 4-year public college or university.  Read More

A New Tool Helping Families Finance a College Education

MEFA is excited to be a part of ForYouNotForProfit.org, which includes information on financial aid and scholarships, guidance on establishing a college savings account, and a streamlined search engine to help students and parents find education loans through non-profit and state-chartered organizations. Read More

How to Set Up Online 529 Gifting in 4 Easy Steps!

Steps including logging into Fidelity.com, signing up for College Gifting, uploading a greeting, photo, and display name for your child, and sharing the link with friends and family for direct access to the gifting page.  Read More

Appreciating our Partners: Donna Connolly of MassEdCO

Donna Connolly shares her experience of expanding college access to the students of Worcester as the Director of Youth Access and Career Planning at MassEdCO, where she manages the On Our Way program and the Collegiate Success Institute.  Read More

Create Your Personalized College Savings Strategy

Create a strategy by providing the ages of your children, recording your current college savings account value and your monthly contribution, reporting your Adjusted Gross Income, and completing the activities for each grade level’s Passport for Success. Read More

How to Work Best with Your School Counselor

Tips include know your colleges, know your deadlines, schedule appointments with your counselor, make a checklist, know your passwords, and have a resume ready.  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

Understanding the FAFSA®

September 25, 2018

12:00pm—1:00pm

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