Do You Know These Financial Aid Acronyms?

Learn the meaning of FAFSA, EFC, COA, FWS, SAR, ED, CSS, FAA, PLUS, and MEFA.  Read More

Applying for Financial Aid Checklist

Research each school’s financial aid requirements and deadlines, submit the FAFSA and other required applications, such as the CSS Profile or institutional form, and complete Verification if selected Read More

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

MEFA News

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…

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College Financing Seminar

September 24, 2018

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