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MEFA's College Planning Tool
Did you know you can create a personal college savings strategy for your family with MEFA's College Planning Tool? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how you can use the tool to project your future college savings, receive step-by-step guidance, and discover colleges and scholarships.
The U.Plan
As the Massachusetts prepaid tuition program, the U.Plan offers a way to save for college while protecting yourself from rising costs by locking in today's tuition and mandatory fee costs at a network of colleges and universities in Massachusetts. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Plan works, how the money is invested, and how you can get started saving for college today!
The U.Fund
As the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan, the U.Fund offers affordability, flexibility, and powerful tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Fund works, how the money is invested, and which expenses the funds cover.
Appealing Financial Aid Offers
Are you interested in appealing your financial aid offer? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes provides five tips to help families as they navigate the appeals process and try to secure more financial aid than was originally offered.
Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans
If you’ve seen the terms subsidized and unsubsidized on your financial aid offers from colleges, you may be wondering what the difference is between these types of student loans. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains what these loans have in common, as well as how they differ when it comes to accruing interest.
Cost of Attendance
Wondering what exactly cost of attendance means? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains everything you need to know about the cost of attendance at a college and all the expenses that cost of attendance includes, both direct and indirect.
Transferring Colleges
Transferring colleges can affect your student loans. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains why it's important to contact your student loan lender and notify them that you are transferring colleges and how to make sure your loans do not enter repayment when you transfer schools.
How to Pay for College: A Guide for High School Seniors & Families
You've received your college acceptances and financial aid offers. Now what? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how MEFA’s How to Pay for College: A Guide for High School Seniors & Families will help you with understanding financial aid offers, making the college decision, and paying the college bill.
Creating an FSA ID
MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how to create your FSA ID, who needs to create an FSA ID, and what your FSA ID will be used for even after college.
The Attainable Savings Plan
MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how the Attainable Saving's Plan works, how much individuals can save, and what constitutes a qualified expense.