Who Knew I Was Rich? Calculating Your EFC

We break down the EFC formula, including how to determine your Available Income, Contribution from Assets, and Student Contribution.  Read More

Need to Make Sense of Your Financial Aid? Use This Calculator

To use this calculator, enter the cost of up to four schools, the gift aid you received from each school, the amount you received in Federal Direct Loans, and any other resources that will help you pay for college to see how much you will owe at each school.  Read More

Meet Clantha McCurdy, a Leader in Massachusetts Higher Education

The Senior Deputy Commissioner of Access and Student Financial Assistance discuses her job responsibilities, the state budget recommendation, the Commonwealth Commitment, and collaborating with other agencies to help students.  Read More

Answering Your Top Questions about Financial Aid Awards

We discuss work study, the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, how scholarships affect financial aid, subsidized vs unsubsidized loans, Federal Direct Loan limits and interest rates, MA state aid, and how to use your college savings funds.  Read More

Financial Aid for International Students

We explain how international students can complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile, where they can search for scholarships, which loan options are available to them, and what type of schools can provide the most financial aid for them.  Read More

Introducing Our New Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator

Calculate your EFC by entering your state of residence, the number of people in your household, the number of children you anticipate to be in college, information about the finances of the student’s parents, and financial information for the student. Read More

Can I Ask a Financial Aid Office for More Money?

We asked financial aid administrators at three different Massachusetts colleges how they would respond if a perspective student appealed for more financial aid. Answers ranged from not matching another school’s offer to potentially granting more moderate requests.  Read More

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MEFA Education Loan Offers Interest Rates Among Nation’s Lowest

MEFA Education Loan Offers Interest Rates Among Nation’s Lowest Starting Rate Drops to 3.95%* MEFA’s low-cost college loan for the 2019-2020 academic year delivers interest rates among the lowest offered…

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