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

Understanding Student Loan Refunds

We talk with an Assistant Director of Student Financial Services to discuss what a student loan refund is, what the process is like for requesting one, how long the process takes, and how the refund is credited.  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

Tips on Borrowing a College Loan

Understand loan terminology, borrow federal student loans first, minimize borrowing, assess affordability, and get trusted advice Read More

What’s the difference between my subsidized and unsubsidized student loans?

The differences between Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans include the timing of when interest starts accruing, the eligibility for awarding based on financial need, and the maximum amount permitted. Read More

Learn about the cost of borrowing from MEFA Pathway’s Loan Cost Estimator

The tool provides students a monthly student loan payment and total loan cost based on a potential loan amount borrowed. Then, it assesses the ease of repayment based on a chosen career. Read More

What are these loans on my financial aid award letter?

You may see Subsidized or Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans, a MA No Interest Loan, or a PLUS Loan. Read More

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College Financing

College Financing Seminar

April 25, 2019

6:00pm

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