Post Content

""This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA).

Did you know you have a resource in Massachusetts to help you and your family plan for college? We are the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), a not-for-profit state authority that was created by the Massachusetts Legislature in 1982 to help make higher education more affordable and accessible for parents and students.

Whether you are saving up for college for yourself or have a newborn, school-aged child, or teenager, we have information and resources available to assist you as you look to the future. We help families with every step of college planning, from the first deposit into a college savings account to the college search and application process to the financial aid forms and college bills. The services and guidance provided by our staff are offered free of charge. We encourage you to take advantage of the many ways we can assist you, including:

  • MEFA Website — Our website, mefa.org, provides key information and guidance on all steps of college planning. Access our calculators, timelines, and videos anytime, and visit our MEFA news section often, where we publish articles on a wide array of subjects.
  • Social Media Updates — We post information and resources on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn regularly, so like and follow us on those channels to stay updated.
  • Information Sessions — We host seminars across Massachusetts and webinars throughout the year to provide information on specific college planning topics. You can view our events calendar to see the full list of offerings.
  • Savings Plans — To help families prepare for the cost of a college education, we provide the Massachusetts 529 College Investing Plan, the U.Fund, and the Massachusetts Prepaid Tuition Program, the U.Plan. We also offer low-cost college loans for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Personalized Advice — We have a team ready to answer your questions and provide additional information on topics related to college planning and preparation. Reach out to us at (800) 449–MEFA (6332) or info@mefa.org.

Our aim is to make your journey easier as you prepare for college and your family’s future. We look forward to connecting with you and providing guidance throughout the college planning process.

Share this post with your friends and family to help get the word out about MEFA, or tweet us @MEFAtweets with any questions about saving and planning for college.

Written By:

Tags: , , , , ,

Recent Posts

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam posted on Jan 19

Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

This is a guest blog post from the Civil Service Unit. Firefighters are some of Massachusetts’ most dedicated, hardworking civil servants. If you think you would thrive in a physically challenging job that involves operating heavy hose lines and pumps, maintaining equipment, putting out fires, and   …Continue Reading Apply Now for the Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service Exam

Safe Toys and Gifts for Children posted on Dec 1

Safe Toys and Gifts for Children

Children love receiving gifts and presents year-round, and the excitement that comes from unwrapping a gift can fill a house with joy. While toys are meant to be fun and entertaining, they can pose several safety risks. In 2014 there were approximately 251,800 toy-related injuries,   …Continue Reading Safe Toys and Gifts for Children

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm posted on Jul 18

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Governor Baker has proclaimed July 16–22, 2017 to be Hurricane Preparedness Week to underscore the Commonwealth’s vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes. Historically, the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have   …Continue Reading Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm