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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.

We highlight the Attainable Savings Plan, which includes various investment options, no federal taxes on earnings if used for qualified disability expenses, and professional management by Fidelity Investments. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Boy with backpack
We explore the five core services that The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission offers, and provide tips for parents to help, such as creating a person-centered planning team, having your student play an active role, teaching money management skills, and exploring all college disability services. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Three important changes have been made to Attainable: the elimination of the previously required $50 minimum balance to open an Attainable account, the cancellation of the $30 annual account fee, and the removal of the wire transfer fee for moving funds out of an Attainable account…
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
Getting to Know College Disability Offices
These resources and accommodations will help you succeed in college, including registering with the Disability Office, talking to your professors, surveying your surroundings, and taking care of your mental health. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
Over the past year, our interactions at Attainable events have included a Vietnamese parent support group at the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN) seminar and an older brother of a boy with Down syndrome at the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) conference.…
By Mary Rubenis    |
Have you Heard of the Attainable Savings Plan<sup>SM</sup>?
Learn who is eligible for an Attainable account, the tax benefits, who the account owner is, how the money is invested, and what counts as a qualified disability expense. …
By Meredith Clement    |
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
Woman using laptop to learn about ABLE Accounts and 529 College Savings Plans
Learn the similarities and differences between 529 and 529A accounts. …
By Elizabeth Fontaine    |
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