FAFSA Day 2015

FAFSAFAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal Sunday Program, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 41 sites across the Commonwealth host FAFSA Day events between now and the end of February, including high schools, libraries, and colleges. MEFA is a proud sponsor of this program and has been for several years.
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Word of the Day Wednesday: The Federal Student Aid Report (SAR)

fafsaEach 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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid application you’ll need to send to every college.

Today’s Word of the Day is Student Aid Report (SAR).
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Word of the Day Wednesday: IRS Data Retrieval Tool

FAFSAEach 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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid application you’ll need to send to every college

Today’s Word of the Day is IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
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Popular questions (and answers!) about the FAFSA

166671623During this time of the year, we get a lot of questions from families who have students heading off to college in the fall regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid process can be overwhelming, so here are some answers to common questions we receive about the FAFSA.

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Word of the Day Wednesday: School Selection

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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid application you’ll need to send to every college.

Today’s Word of the Day is School Selection.

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Word of the Day Wednesday: Custodial Parent

FAFSAEach 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 the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid application you’ll need to send to every college.

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Senior Year Timeline – Are you on track?

With the start of the new year comes a number of new things for high school seniors to add to your college application to-do list. Are you on track with your college preparation?

The biggest focus for you during the month of January should be to complete your financial aid applications. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on January 1, and is due at most colleges sometime in the next couple of months. You may have other financial aid applications that you’ll also need to complete in the coming weeks as well. Be sure to make note of these deadlines ahead of time so you don’t miss out on any financial aid opportunities!

January Senior Year Timeline

Word of the Day Wednesday: FAFSA.gov

FAFSAEach 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 FAFSA.gov.
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Word of the Day Wednesday: CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE®

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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.

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How will you pay for college?

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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