Tax Forms Related to Higher Education

We offer guidance on the 1098-T, 1098-E, 1099-DIV for U.Plan, and 1099-Q.  Read More

5 Ways to Save on New England College Costs

Options include MassTransfer/Commonwealth Commitment, Tuition Break, University of Maine Flagship Match Scholarship Program, UMass Lowell Accelerated Degrees, and Clark University Accelerated BA/Master’s. Read More

Ways to Reduce College Costs

Reduce costs by taking Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, utilizing the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or Prometric’s DSST exams, registering for classes as soon as possible, and thinking carefully before changing your major.  Read More

6 Ways to Make College Less Expensive

Tips include start saving, look for scholarships early, earn college credits in high school, consider community college, attend college online, and apply for financial aid.  Read More

What You Need to Know About MEFA Loans

Get the facts including interest rates, no fees, instant application decision, multiple repayment options, set monthly payments, and expert guidance.  Read More

The Inside Scoop on the Commonwealth Commitment

The manager the Commonwealth Commitment program explains her role at the Department of Higher Education, how Reverse Transfer Pathway help students, the benefits of the Commonwealth Commitment program, how it compares to programs in other states, and how students learn about the program.  Read More

Who Knew I Was Rich? Calculating Your EFC

We break down the EFC formula, including how to determine your Available Income, Contribution from Assets, and Student Contribution.  Read More

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