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.  Read More

Understanding Student Loan Refunds

We talk with an Assistant Director of Student Financial Services to discuss what a student loan refund is, what the process is like for requesting one, how long the process takes, and how the refund is credited.  Read More

Applying for Financial Aid with International Parents

If parents are U.S. citizens living abroad, they can still create an FSA ID, but will need to convert income and assets into U.S. dollars. If parents are not U.S. citizens, they will not be able to create an FSA ID and will need to print out the signature page and mail it to the address indicated.  Read More

What You Need to Know About Merit-Based Financial Aid

Answers to merit-based aid questions include: What is it? Does every school award it? Will I receive it every year? How do I apply for it? What else should I know about it? Read More

Applying for Financial Aid When Parents Are Divorced

Learn how to file the FAFSA (where only the custodial parent will provide information), how to file the CSS Profile (where both custodial and noncustodial parents usually provide information), and what to do if the noncustodial parent is not available.  Read More

Your Financial Aid Basics

Topics include financial aid applications, application deadlines, where to find information, merit-based aid, financial aid types, verification, and what happens after students apply Read More

Reporting Income on Financial Aid Applications

We speak with a Director of Student Financial Services to learn what income gets reported, what happens if income changes due to a job loss, how to report income if you’re self-employed, and what happens if you withdraw funds from a retirement account.  Read More

MEFA News

Saving for College: MEFA Can Help Families Keep that Resolution

Contact: Lisa Rooney Public Relations Manager lrooney@mefa.org (617) 224-4838 BOSTON – When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, an estimated 80 percent of individuals fail to keep them by February….

College Financing

College Financing Seminar

March 13, 2019

6:30pm

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