Student Aid on the Web: Federal student aid information center

The U.S. Department of Education's website "Student Aid on the Web" has information and tools to help you prepare for and fund education beyond high school.

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Get help paying for college. The U.S. Department of Education awards loans, grants, and campus-based aid to help students and their families afford post-secondary education. Prospective aid recipients must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education. The FAFSA website guides you through locating all necessary information (W-2 forms, bank statements, etc.), and allows you to submit your application electronically or via regular mail.

Financial assistance information from the Executive Office of Education

Read about financial aid programs, student information, police career incentive pay program, veterans benefits, loan repayment programs and more.  

U.Fund Massachusetts 529 College Savings Plan

Offered by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) and Fidelity Investments, U.Fund (the Massachusetts 529 college investing plan) combines significant tax advantages and age-based savings strategies. Flexible and affordable options make it easier to save for higher education at colleges and universities across the country.

U.Plan Prepaid College Tuition Program

Offered by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), the U.Plan Prepaid College Tuition Program helps you stay ahead of rising college costs by letting you “prepay” tuition and fees at 80 participating Massachusetts colleges and universities. You can prepay up to 100% of a child’s future college tuition at today’s rates, even though that child may not attend college for another 18 years.

College savings tips and resources from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)

The prospect of paying for higher education can be intimidating, especially as costs continue to rise, but you may be surprised at the difference you can make by saving regularly. And saving ahead won’t significantly impact your chances of getting financial aid. The more you save and the earlier you start, the better.

Scholarships and grants

This section includes scholarships, awards, special programs, grants, internship, and more.  

Student loans

Find information on MEFA college loans, No Interest Loans, Commonwealth Covenant Fund, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, Perkins loans, Federal Student Aid Ombudsman, and private and alternative loans.  

Financial Aid Programs for Community Colleges

Tuition Advantage information from the Massachusetts Community Colleges website.  

Financial aid information and tools from the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

Learn about various grant, scholarship, tuition waiver and loan programs available to help finance higher education.

The Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance

The mission of the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance is to promote and enhance access to higher education by delivering quality student financial aid information and services to residents of the Commonwealth, and thus ensuring that they have an opportunity to enrich their lives and contribute to the economic development and social progress of the state.

Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)

MEFA is one of the only sources of low-cost, fixed interest rate loans that feature consistent monthly payments, with immediate, deferred or interest-only repayment options.

Education benefits for veterans

Find information on education programs and financial assistance including tuition waivers, grants and scholarships for veterans, family members, and National Guard members in this Veterans’ Services website section.

Paying for Training

Find out about Career Center Funding, Federal aid, State aid, online resources and more.

Helpful links from the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

These links will assist you in locating more information and guidance in pursuing your higher education goals.

Helpful links from the U.S. Department of Education

Here you'll find links to other Web sites that contain information relevant to processing Federal Student Aid.