Online Loan Certification

Our online loan certification system makes it easy to view and certify MEFA loans. We encourage you to take advantage of this system, and to provide other administrators at your school with online access. Our system instructions provide a list of frequently asked questions.

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Loan Certification

Meg Villavicencio, mvillavicencio@mefa.org, 617-224-4814

Greg Hargrave, ghargrave@mefa.org, 617-224-4821

U.Plan

Claudia Niles, cniles@mefa.org, 617-224-4811

College Support

Stephanie Wells, swells@mefa.org, 617-224-4809

Resources for Families

  • Events: We have seminars, webinars, and other events we host for families on a wide range of college planning topics
  • MEFA Loans: Our low-cost college loans have fixed interest rates and multiple repayment options
  • Borrow Wisely: We offer tips to help families make smart choices when they borrow a college loan
  • MEFA REFI: MEFA’s education refinancing loan is designed to lower a borrower’s monthly loan payment and interest rate

Training

We offer webinars and in-house trainings that give you access to the latest information about MEFA loans, financial aid, and other areas of college financing. Learn More

Volunteer with MEFA

During the past year, MEFA reached over 20,000 families through more than 500 seminars on early college planning, college admissions, and college financing. We welcome your participation, so please contact Stephanie Wells at swells@mefa.org if you’re interested in serving as a volunteer presenter to speak to families at high schools in your community.

College Administrator Resources

Our Loan Disclosures and Self-Certification Form provide all the important details about our loans.

Use our U.Plan Distribution Refund Form to refund all or a portion of a student’s U.Plan payment to MEFA.

Giving a Financial Aid night? Contact Stephanie Wells at swells@mefa.org to use our College Financing PowerPoint presentation and handouts.

College student speaking with a college administrator
“Our goal is to make higher education as affordable as possible. ”

Questions

Call us at (800) 449-MEFA (6332)

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm ET, or email us anytime at collegeplanning@mefa.org

Paying for College

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.

Family Webinar Series

Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Student Features

December 19, 2018

12:00pm—1:00pm

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Undergraduate Loans

MEFA has low-cost loans with new, lower rates to help families pay for a college education.

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Borrow Wisely

When borrowing money to pay for college, it’s a good idea to know as much as you can before you take a loan.

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