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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.

Woman using tablet to learn about NPEA
Learn what NPEA does, the benefits of membership, how they partner with colleges, the tools they offer students, and how they remove barriers to college access. …
By Karin Elliot, Jonathan Hughes    |
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    |
Counselor helping student use computer
Learn what North Shore EOC does, how they deliver their services, what success means to them, and how to contact them. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
Counselor working with students
Learn about Summer Search including its mission, who is eligible to participate, how the program impacts students, the college prep services offered, alumni involvement, and challenges the organization faces. …
By Dallas Pride, Jonathan Hughes    |
Mark Bilotta discusses his work, what drives him, the information he wants families to have, how MassEdCO delivers its services, and what success looks like to him. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
Meet Clantha McCurdy, a Leader in Massachusetts Higher Education
The Senior Deputy Commissioner of Access and Student Financial Assistance discuses her job responsibilities, the state budget recommendation, the Commonwealth Commitment, and collaborating with other agencies to help students. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
By Meredith Clement    |
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