Ten tips for managing your money in college

If you’re a student attending college this year, you know that there’s temptation all around you to spend money. From nights out with friends, to campus coffee shops and bookstore… Read More

Thinking of going back to college? Read this (Part 2)

My wife Cathy recently went back to college, and in my recent blog post, we discussed why she decided to go back, how she chose her college, and the application… Read More

Helping your homesick college freshman

For many new college students, the first few weeks of the college experience can feel so liberating. They often love the sense of independence and the ability to make their… Read More

Are these items on your college packing list?

College classes begin soon – is someone in your family headed to campus? Almost every school publishes a list of what to pack, so your college student is likely already… Read More

College Freshmen: Your August To-Do List

If you’re the parent of a college freshman beginning school in just a few weeks, you’re likely helping your child pick up items for the dorm room and shop for… Read More

Thinking of going back to college? Read this (Part 1)

My wife Cathy and I met in college. But unfortunately, circumstances were such that she was not able to continue her studies past her freshman year. Throughout our relationship, I… Read More

So your young adult is off to college

So your son or daughter is off to college? For moms and dads of college students, the first year may come with the excitement of turning that bedroom into a… 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…

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College Financing Seminar

October 23, 2017

6:30pm—8:30pm

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