What to Know About Massachusetts Community Colleges

We breakdown the location, degrees, student body, academics, services and activities, tuition and fees, and websites for each of the 15 community colleges spread throughout Massachusetts.  Read More

Are We There Yet? My College Planning Weekend

A mother reflects on how attending a college graduation brought up college planning considerations for her children, including visiting a college campus, thinking about finances, talking about career plans, and considering school location and distance.  Read More

Is College for Me?

Other options besides college include trade schools, community college, developing a skill, going into the military, starting a business, or going right into the workforce. Read More

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

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MEFA Education Loan Offers Interest Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

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