Excellent web-based financial aid resources include:
MEFA - Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority
- MEFA is a great resource for financial aid information for students and parents.
FAFSA on the Web CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE Financial Aid Estimator Fast Web
General Financial Aid Information: Financial aid is money to help a student meet the costs of going to college, based on financial need. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance (COA) and the expected family contribution (EFC) that a student and/or his/her family can pay.
The Cost of Attending (COA) college includes:
tuition and fees
books and supplies
housing and food (room & board)
personal expenses (laundry, recreation, etc.)
travel or transportation to and from college
Types of Financial Aid
Please stop by the Guidance Office to meet with your counselor for personal assistance with your college and career planning. Please plan to attend the annual College Fiinancial Aid Night that is held each year in December.
Information on this page has been borrowed from the Higher Education Information Center publication called "Get Ready For College" and includes more information useful for preparing for the next step after high school graduation. Ask your counselor for a copy.