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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.

What are My Alternatives to College?
Options include community college, trade schools, technology programs, and gap years. …
By Mary Rubenis    |
What to Know About Massachusetts Community Colleges
We breakdown the location, degrees, student body, academics, services and activities, tuition and fees, and websites for each of the 15 community colleges spread throughout Massachusetts. …
By Meredith Barnhart    |
Is College for Me?
Other options besides college include trade schools, community college, developing a skill, going into the military, starting a business, or going right into the workforce.…
By Ajea Stupart    |
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    |
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    |
What You Need to Know About Applying to Community College
Tips include don't wait until spring to submit your application, send a complete application packet so as to not delay your acceptance, and complete your FAFSA…
By Kimberly Odusami    |
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