How will you pay for college?

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Whether your child just started receiving college acceptances or is already enrolled in college, you may be asking, as parents do all the time, “How am I going to pay for college?”

After having worked in higher education and college financing for over 30 years, I have learned that the answer is remarkably the same from family to family: no matter who you are, no matter how little or how much money you have, we all pay for college the exact same way.

“How can this be possible?” you ask. It’s simple, actually:
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Word of the Day Wednesday: Financial Aid Deadlines

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financial aid deadlinesEach Wednesday, MEFA features a Word of the Day, where we highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to preparing for the financial aid process.

Today’s Word of the Day is Financial Aid Deadlines.
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Strategies for Paying the Spring Bill

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Will you need to borrow a loan for the spring semester?

Yesterday, we offered a webinar outlining strategies for paying the college bill. Don’t worry if you missed it, though – we’ve also created a slideshare to highlight what you need to know when making your plan to pay. Check it out below.
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Word of the Day Wednesday: FAFSA4caster

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FAFSA4Caster

Each Wednesday, MEFA features a Word of the Day, where we highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to preparing for the financial aid process.

Today’s Word of the Day is FAFSA4caster.
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Senior Year Timeline – Are you on track?

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It’s easy during this busy time of year to get distracted with so many different demands of your time.  Are you on track and prepared for the college financial aid process that begins January 1st?

What can you do now?
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Word of the Day Wednesday: Federal PIN

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college searchEach Wednesday, MEFA features a Word of the Day, where we highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to preparing for the financial aid process.

Today’s Word of the Day is the Federal PIN.
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Student Loan Repayment – Life After College (Part 3)

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student loan repaymentThe holiday season is upon us  and here at MEFA, we’re thankful for the many opportunities we have to help families plan, save, and pay for college. We understand the importance of a college education and are happy to offer ways for families to achieve this goal.
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Word of the Day Wednesday: My Career Plan (YPFF)

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529 PlanEach Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to YourPlanForTheFuture.org (YPFF).

Today’s Word of the Day is My Career Plan.
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Word of the Day Wednesday: Scholarship Search

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529 PlanEach Wednesday, MEFA will feature a Word of the Day, where we’ll highlight a word (or sometimes a phrase) related to the college planning process. This month, we’re focusing on vocabulary related to YourPlanForTheFuture.org (YPFF).

Today’s Word of the Day is Scholarship Search.
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Massachusetts College Application Celebration (MCAC) & YPFF

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Join us in recognizing the upcoming Massachusetts College Application Celebration Initiative (MCAC) season!

What is the Massachusetts College Application Celebration (MCAC)?
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