How Much Will I Need for Non-Billed College Expenses?

We break down the most common examples, including books, laptop, travel, dorm needs, parking fees, and food and beverage.  Read More

Comparing Your College Options

Determine each school’s total cost including billed and unbilled expenses, determine each school’s net cost including grants and scholarships, and determine any future year net cost changes by speaking to the financial aid office.  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

Catherine’s Story: Community College to 4-Year Degree

The Director of Financial Aid at Brandeis University discusses her journey to Boston College, adjustments she faced after transferring, the benefits of the Commonwealth Commitment, and potential challenges for community college students.  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

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

MEFA News

Accepted to College. What's Next?

MEFA to provide annual After the College Acceptance program for 10th year Boston – National College Decision Day is May 1st, which means that high school seniors have just under…

College Financing

College Financing Seminar

April 25, 2019

6:00pm

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