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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.

5 Ways to Save on New England College Costs
Options include MassTransfer/Commonwealth Commitment, Tuition Break, University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship Program, UMass Lowell Accelerated Degrees, and Clark University Accelerated BA/Master's.…
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
The manager the Commonwealth Commitment program explains her role at the Department of Higher Education, how Reverse Transfer Pathway help students, the benefits of the Commonwealth Commitment program, how it compares to programs in other states, and how students learn about the program. …
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    |
The Director of Financial Aid at Brandeis University discusses her journey to Boston College, adjustments she faced after transferring, the benefits of the Commonwealth Commitment, and potential challenges for community college students. …
By Julie Shields-Rutyna    |
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