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Paying for College

The Massachusetts Office of Financial Assistance has compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the process of applying for financial aid and paying for college.

Getting Started

Student Aid on the Web The US Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website. Here you can learn about the different types of federal aid available and what the eligibility criteria are for them. This is a fantastic resource and a great first step in learning what financial aid resources are available to you.

Your Plan for the Future The Massachusetts College and Career Planning Portal. You can create an account and track your college applications online and research and apply for financial aid.

Big Future - The College Board Big Future is a college planning resource from the College Board

College Navigator A database to help you search college programs by academic field of study, location, cost, and length.

Applying for Aid

FAFSA  The online Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA Forecaster  This is a tool to estimate your eligibility for Federal Student Aid before submitting your FAFSA

Financial Aid Glossary Confused by all of the acronyms? Here is a glossary of financial aid terms.

Net Price Calculator The Net Price Calculator will help you determine how much it will actually cost for you to go to college.

College Affordability and Transparency Center The US Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center 

FastWeb An online resource to help you find outside scholarships.

Need more help?

The following resources offer in-person college planning and financial aid assistance.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts FAFSA Day Massachusetts is a non-profit, volunteer driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. There are dozens of locations across the Commonwealth on several dates in the winter and early spring of each year.

MEFA Seminars Attend a MEFA College Financing Seminar or Webinar

ASA College Planning Centers Find an American Student Assistance College Planning Center

MassEdCo A statewide network of service sites that provide education and career advising, free of charge.

Massachusetts Colleges and Universities Financial Aid Information

MA Colleges and Universities Financial Aid Sites
College Financial Aid Office
American International College
Amherst College
Anna Maria College
Assumption University
Babson College
Boston Baptist College
Bay Path University
Bentley University
Berklee College of Music
Berkshire Community College
Boston Architectural College
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State University
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Cambridge College
Cape Cod Community College
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
Curry College
Dean College
Eastern Nazarene College
Elms College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fisher College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Gordon College
Greenfield Community College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hellenic College
Holyoke Community College
Hult International Business School
Labouré College
Lasell University
Lesley University
Longy School of Music of Bard College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massasoit Community College
Merrimack College
Middlesex Community College
Montserrat College of Art
Mount Holyoke College
Mount Wachusett Community College
New England Conservatory of Music
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Northern Essex Community College
Northpoint Bible College
North Shore Community College
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Quincy College
Quinsigamond Community College
Regis College
Roxbury Community College
Salem State University
Simmons University
Bard College at Simon's Rock
Smith College
Springfield College
Springfield Technical Community College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Urban College of Boston
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Williams College
William James College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University
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