How Much Will I Need for Non-Billed College Expenses?

We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage.  Read More

Comparing Your College Options

Determine each school’s total cost including billed and unbilled expenses, determine each school’s net cost including grants and scholarships, and determine any future year net cost changes by speaking to the financial aid office.  Read More

Catherine’s Story: Community College to 4-Year Degree

The Director of Financial Aid at Brandeis University discusses her journey to Boston College, adjustments she faced after transferring, the benefits of the Commonwealth Commitment, and potential challenges for community college students.  Read More

Introducing Our New Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator

Calculate your EFC by entering your state of residence, the number of people in your household, the number of children you anticipate to be in college, information about the finances of the student’s parents, and financial information for the student. Read More

You’ve been approved for a MEFA Loan. Now what?

Next steps include signing the MEFA Loan Agreement (MLA) and Self-Certification Form, having the college certify the loan, setting up an account with our servicer American Education Services (AES), returning excess funds, and making voluntary payments if you wish to do so.  Read More

A New Tool Helping Families Finance a College Education

MEFA is excited to be a part of ForYouNotForProfit.org, which includes information on financial aid and scholarships, guidance on establishing a college savings account, and a streamlined search engine to help students and parents find education loans through non-profit and state-chartered organizations. Read More

Still Have a College Bill Balance?

Your student may need to: complete federal loan requirements, ensure private scholarships and payment plans have credited the account, submit documentation to the financial aid office, or follow up with your private loan lender. Read More

MEFA News

Accepted to College. What's Next?

MEFA to provide annual After the College Acceptance program for 10th year Boston – National College Decision Day is May 1st, which means that high school seniors have just under…

College Financing

College Financing Seminar

April 25, 2019

6:00pm

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