A Powerful Financial Aid Tool for School Counselors

Counselors can learn about the FAFSA Completion Tool, what it shows you, how to use and access it, and how this tool can help you take school-wide action when it comes to getting students to complete the FAFSA.  Read More

What’s the difference between my subsidized and unsubsidized student loans?

The differences between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans include the timing of when interest starts accruing, the eligibility for awarding based on financial need, and the maximum amount permitted. Read More

The FAFSA could help you win a $750 college scholarship

The Massachusetts FAFSA Challenge has reached the halfway mark and will conclude on May 1, 2018. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a program of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators… Read More

The big deal about the FSA ID

Completing the FAFSA this year? You’ll first need to obtain an FSA ID for both the student applicant and one parent. The FSA ID is important but simple, made up… Read More

7 commonly asked financial aid questions (with answers)

Are you applying for financial aid this year or have you already? The application process often generates questions from families, and we’re here to provide the answers. We’ve included some… Read More

Applying for Financial Aid When Parents are Divorced

We receive a lot of questions about applying for financial aid when parents are divorced or separated.  The process is a bit more complicated (isn’t everything?) but you just have… Read More

Here’s what other families are asking about financial aid

We’re in the beginning of financial aid season, so we’ve received numerous questions from families trying to complete the required financial aid applications. If you’re about to start the financial… Read More


MEFA Loan Rate Decreases Amid Rising Interest Rates

Contact: Lisa Rooney (617) 224-4838 lrooney@mefa.org BOSTON – The starting interest rate on the state’s college loan will decrease for the upcoming academic year in contrast to the increase in…