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

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

Summer tasks for rising high school seniors

If you have a student entering 12th grade this fall, you’ve likely already started thinking about college applications. The admissions process will descend on students in full force when school… Read More

The College Search Process: The College Visit

It is easy, in this digital age, to access virtual college tours and electronic viewbooks of campuses. But nothing compares to the gut feeling high school students have when they… Read More

The College Audition Process for the Performing Arts

Being a student of theater is never easy. Often we have the longest hours, the biggest emotions, the least sleep, and the most fatigue. To have the passion to continue… Read More

Questions & Answers on College Admissions

Now’s the perfect time for high school juniors to begin planning for the college admissions process. The months ahead can be used for campus visits and essay brainstorming before applications… Read More

Who will write my letters of recommendation?

When seeking out letters of recommendation for the college application, most colleges recommend that students ask teachers in one of the five core subjects: English, math, science, history, and foreign… 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…