Your guide for borrowing college loans

If you’re sending a child to college in the fall, you may need to borrow a college loan to pay for the expenses you’re not able to cover with savings…. Read More

How to dream big: a nurse’s story

Christine O’Brien is a hardworking single mom and full-time nurse at Tufts Medical Center. In June of last year, she attended the Nurse’s Hackathon, a two-day event encouraging innovation and… Read More

Popular questions on paying for college

As college acceptances roll in, it’s an exciting time for high school seniors and their families, but it’s also a season that raises a lot of questions, particularly those focused… Read More

How to pay for college

If you have a high school senior starting to receive college acceptances, congrats! The admissions process is a long road, and your family is nearing the end of it. But… Read More

Tax benefits for higher education expenses

If you paid for higher education in 2016, you may be eligible for an education tax benefit. We’ve put together the facts on what’s currently available below. As always, speak… Read More

The Top 5 Sites to Find Your College Textbooks

According to College Board, “The yearly books-and-supplies in-state estimate for the average full-time undergraduate student at a four-year public college is about $1,298.” As a college student myself, I understand… Read More

Got a question about college loans?

With the year coming to a close, you may find yourself in need of additional funding to pay the spring semester bill. Whether you’ve incurred some unexpected charges or haven’t… Read More

MEFA in the News

State’s New College Savings Tax Deduction Earning High Marks

Contact: Martha Savery, Director of Public Affairs msavery@mefa.org 617.224.4813 METHUEN – The state’s new college savings tax deduction, signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker, is achieving its goal of…

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