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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.

Communicating Special Circumstances with the Financial Aid Office
Learn what we mean by "extenuating circumstances", what qualifies as an extenuating circumstance, what you need to submit to your college, and when to submit it. …
By Jonathan Sparling    |
How Much Will I Need for Non-Billed College Expenses?
We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage. …
By Lauren Patten    |
Can I Ask a Financial Aid Office for More Money?
We asked financial aid administrators at three different Massachusetts colleges how they would respond if a perspective student appealed for more financial aid. Answers ranged from not matching another school's offer to potentially granting more moderate requests. …
By Jonathan Hughes    |
MEFA's community seminars and online college cost calculator help families compare college financial aid letters.…
By Lisa Rooney    |
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