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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.

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Resources include the FAFSA Festival,, MassEdCo, MEFA's Understanding the FAFSA webinar, and Federal Student Aid's videos. …
By Meredith Clement    |
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Benefits include earning a low-cost associate degree, taking prerequisites for your bachelor's degree, having a flexible schedule, staying local, and participating in MassTransfer. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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Learn what does and does not trigger tax paperwork for the U.Plan, including distributions, interest earned prior to bond purchase, and accruing post-maturity interest. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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Learn how you can now translate the MEFA Pathway website into 5 languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and English. …
By Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun    |
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Learn what North Shore EOC does, how they deliver their services, what success means to them, and how to contact them. …
By Shaun Connolly    |
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Scholarships include ACF Visionary Scholarship, DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship, Favorite Film Scholarship, RushOrderTees Young Entrepreneurs Scholarship, Mobile Application Development Scholarship , Fifth Month Scholarship, and Bubba Wallace Live to Be Different Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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Questions include how private loans for undergraduate students work, how much undergraduates can borrow, if you need a co-borrower for undergraduate loans, and if you can get an undergraduate student loan with bad credit. …
By Meredith Clement    |
MEFA provides one-on-one support to guide families through the college acceptance process.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
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Learn about the tax consequences if 529 funds are used for an unqualified expense, what the exceptions to the penalty are, and how to redeposit 529 funds returned from a college. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
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Scholarships include AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships, Larry Van Craeynest "Master Your Craft" Scholarship, Krylon Clear Choice Art Scholarship, Ocean Awareness Contest, Against the Grain Artistic Scholarship, and Niche Art Scholarship. …
By Lauren Patten    |
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