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Head to FAFSA® Day to "Fill out the form!"

[caption id="attachment_208" align="alignleft" width="300"]Senator Warren Speaks at FAFSA Day Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Dept. of Higher Ed[/caption]

With a crowd of Charlestown High School students behind her, many dressed in College Goal Sunday/FAFSA Day Massachusetts football jerseys, Senator Elizabeth Warren enthusiastically encouraged a crowd in the Charlestown High School gymnasium Tuesday morning to “Fill out the form!” Senator Warren was referring to the FAFSA, the financial aid application that all students headed to college must complete in order to apply for financial aid.

The Charlestown High event aimed to educate students and their families in Massachusetts about the importance of completing the FAFSA, which stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as well as the great assistance available through FAFSA Day. FAFSA Day provides free help for families filling out the FAFSA at 33 locations around the Commonwealth, beginning this week and continuing into February. Families can find a list of site locations, dates, and times, and register for the event, at The FAFSA is a required financial aid application for most every college in the country.

Senator Warren was joined at yesterday morning’s event by Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education, Richard Freeland, and Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Matthew Malone. All three speakers emphasized the importance of higher education and the large amount of financial aid available for students attending college. MEFA, as a FAFSA Day sponsor and the State Authority focused solely on helping families pay for college, joins these leaders in encouraging families to seek assistance throughout the financial aid and college planning process.

For questions about the FAFSA, or any other step within the college financing process, give us a call at 1-800-449-MEFA (6332).  And remember, visit to find a FAFSA Day location near you to get free assistance to "Fill out the form!"

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