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

How to Search for College Scholarships Online

Tips include creating a spreadsheet, starting local then expanding, searching scholarship databases, and creating an account.  Read More

Scholarships for the New Year

Scholarships include The Gallery Collection Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship, Intertech Foundation STEM Scholarship, Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship, Madbury Road Design Success Award Scholarship, Frame My Future 2019 Contest, and AFSA Scholarship Contest Read More

Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Students complete steps to earn a chance for a scholarship of up to $40,000, including Building a College List, Practicing for the SAT, Improving SAT Scores, Strengthening Their College List, Completing the FAFSA, and Applying to Colleges Read More

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.  Read More

Want to win $3,000? Enter these scholarship contests

Scholarships include The Future of Banking Scholarship, Coupon Marathon Scholarship, ZipRecruiter Scholarship, John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship, Courageous Persuaders Scholarship, and All About Education Scholarship.  Read More

MEFA News

Saving for College: MEFA Can Help Families Keep that Resolution

Contact: Lisa Rooney Public Relations Manager lrooney@mefa.org (617) 224-4838 BOSTON – When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, an estimated 80 percent of individuals fail to keep them by February….

College Financing

College Financing Seminar

March 13, 2019

6:30pm

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