Searching for colleges? It’s like buying a couch

For many years, I’d been quite content with my oversized, 10-year-old couch.  And it wasn’t just me that was happy with it – my 125-pound hound dog spent most of… Read More

Summer college savings tips

Everything’s a little more relaxed during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean you should stop saving for college. In fact, this season’s a great time to map out your… Read More

Consider affordability when building the college list

College-bound students and their families usually begin to create the initial list of institutions to explore in the junior year. Throughout the early research and campus visits, students and parents… Read More

Where can I find additional funds for college?

Most colleges and universities have a bill deadline for fall semester charges occurring sometime within the next month. If you don’t have your college financing plan in place, now’s the… Read More

Scholarships for graduate school

If you’re planning to attend graduate school sometime in the near future, you’ll need a plan to pay for it. Grad school financial aid works a bit differently than undergrad,… Read More

My planning for college checklist

Every year around this time, in the summer months, my husband and I think ahead to the years our kids will be headed to college. We’re often prompted to talk… Read More

Our favorite July scholarships

School’s out, but that just means there’s more time to apply for college scholarships. Several organizations still have contests open this summer, and now’s your chance to secure some extra… Read More

MEFA in the News

August Declared #ABLEtoSave Month

Contact: Martha Savery, Director of Public Affairs msavery@mefa.org 617.224.4813 BOSTON – Governor Charlie Baker has declared August as #ABLEtoSave Month, highlighting the importance of a new state program to assist…

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