Financial Aid for Undocumented Students or Parents

We provide tips on how you should file the FAFSA, who you should contact at the colleges you are applying to, which loans you can borrow, and what scholarships to apply for.  Read More

10 More Financial Aid FAQs

Question topics include work-study, other real estate, legal guardianship, savings bonds, loan interest rates, businesses, parent credit, and transgender students Read More

Common Mistakes Families Make on the FAFSA

Mistakes include missing a school’s deadline, putting parent info in the student section, using a nickname, forgetting to add schools, incorrectly reporting taxable grants and scholarships, leaving college-going siblings out of the household size, using the wrong Social Security number, and not using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Read More

Your School Could Win the FAFSA Challenge

A $750 college scholarship will be issued to each of the winning high schools for highest overall FAFSA completion percentage rate and most improved FAFSA completion percentage rate. Read More

Don’t Miss These 10 Financial Aid FAQs

Topics include completing financial aid applications, getting an FSA ID, who requires the CSS Profile, applying for financial aid without a Social Security number, who should complete the financial aid applications, the affect of 529 accounts on financial aid, the financial aid timeline, EFC Calculators, and helpful websites.  Read More

What You Need to Complete Your Financial Aid Applications

Items needed include an FSA ID, a College Board username and password, a student’s driver’s license, a list of colleges where the student is applying, Social Security numbers, 2018 W-2 form(s), 2018 untaxed income records, current bank statements, current business and investment records, current real estate records, and 2018 federal income tax returns.  Read More

Who Won the Massachusetts FAFSA Challenge?

Learn who the 2019 winners were for highest percentage of FAFSA completion at a small high school, highest percentage of FAFSA completion at a large high school, and most improved FAFSA completion percentage rate compared to last academic year. Read More

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U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan named ‘best-in-class’

U.Fund 529 College Investing Plan named ‘best-in-class’ Morningstar Analyst Rating upgraded to Silver for 2019; new features improve experience for college savers BOSTON [October 31, 2019] – MEFA is proud…

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