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A college education is one of the most important goals you will ever pursue, so it’s important to start planning as early as possible. Throughout the process — from saving money, to choosing and applying to schools, to paying the bills — you can rely on MEFA’s expertise to help you make informed decisions.

Saving for College

When it comes to saving for college expenses, sooner is definitely better. MEFA is here to help you get started the right way. We offer unparalleled experience, objective guidance, and low-cost products that are designed to help you reach your goals. Learn More

Applying to College

The process of applying to college begins before you fill out an application. You should start by developing a list of schools that interest you, and it’s a good idea to visit campuses before you apply. Once you reach the application phase, be sure to coordinate the various requirements — including interviews and recommendations — and meet all of the deadlines. Learn More

Paying for College

Where will you find the money to pay for college? Probably from a variety of sources. Most people rely on a combination of past income that’s invested in a college savings plan, current income from salaries and gifts, several types of financial aid, and sometimes private loans. Learn More


In 2009, at the request of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, we launched, a free college and career planning website. Today, the website offers tools and support to help students, families, and communities plan for and navigate a successful path from middle school to high school, on to post-secondary education, and into a career. Watch our videos below to learn more, and then visit


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College Savings

Now’s your chance to save in the U.Plan

Have you heard of the U.Plan? It’s one of the programs in Massachusetts created to help you save for college, but it’s different than most other college savings plans. The…

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Comparing College Loan Options

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MEFA Podcasts

Listen as MEFA’s experts share guidance on a variety of college planning topics, from saving to academics to paying for college costs.

Your Plan for the Future

MEFA’s Your Plan for the Future provides access to academic and professional success to learners across the Commonwealth by setting each student on a path to college and career success.

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