7 College Planning Tips for Students in Grades 9-10

Take the PSAT, visit college campuses, determine your high school course plan, know what AP & IB classes and extracurricular activties to take, find out GPA requirements, take to family members about their college experiences, and talk with your family about college payment expectations. Read More

College Planning for Technical Vocational Students

Tips include getting a letter of recommendation from a shop teacher, including any certifications and licensing, looking into programs that have a technical focus, and exploring MassTransfer.  Read More

The Importance of School Counselors

Take advantage of the guidance that school counselors provide by attending events they host, being proactive and initiating a conversation with them, and having them write a letter of recommendation that puts personality and dimension behind the student’s grades.  Read More

Should Your Child Consider a Trade School?

If you think your child might be a good fit for trade school, you should think about your child’s skills and learning style and if they enjoy a more hands-on learning environment, consider the most common jobs associated with trade school graduates and if they would be a match for one, and look at the options for trade schools nearby to see if one fits your child’s interests.  Read More

Why We Honor School Counselors

We share the many great ways that school counselors assist students, such as hosting admissions events, and what you can do to show your appreciation, such as writing a thank you note or dropping by their office.  Read More

Junior Year College Planning

A parent of a high school junior discusses making a list of schools, planning campus visits, attending college fairs, and considering post-graduation possibilities such as a gap year or a community college.  Read More

Earning College Credit in High School: A Success Story

The director of a dual enrollment program discusses how his program began, how it is sponsored, how students are accepted, what courses are covered, and how the transfer process works.  Read More

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Big Changes Coming to the MEFA U.Plan

The U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program has gotten even better in 2019 with new enhancements such as year-round savings capabilities and online account access.

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