Profiles in A.I.D. – The E.O.C

9 questions with Pat Wolfe, Director EOC, ETS, & UB** Can you give me a brief description/breakdown of your organization/office? The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a federal TRIO program funded by the United States Department of Education, and is administered by Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCo), and sponsored by North Shore Community…


Early Awareness and Outreach Committee Update

We are in the midst of planning our fall Carnival of Learning to be held at Spark Academy in Lawrence, MA on October 20.  We have confirmed eight booths so far, but would like two more.  The topics represented to date include: Topic Computer Science Dance Therapy Graphic Design Legal Technical Theatre Environmental Science Plus…


Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee Update

The Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee is currently preparing for our annual symposium, to be held on February 3, 2017 at the Harvard Gutman Conference Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The annual GPCC Symposium offers graduate-level financial aid administrators the opportunity to explore current topics and trends that affect the graduate aid community, participate in professional…


MASFAA Election Results

I am pleased to announce the outcome of the election for the upcoming 16-17 year. Thank you to ALL of the candidates who participated, and thanks to all of the members who voted!


Welcome to the new MASFAA Website!

Welcome to MASFAA’s new website.  We are excited with the opportunities and functionality the new site will bring to the membership.  Over the next few months we will be featuring and highlighting some of the new technology with you.  One of the most useful new tools involves the way we will be able to communicate…


Student Loan Market Trends

On March 11, 2015 Citizens Bank presented a session titled “Professional Development Series: Financial Aid and Student Loan Market Trends,” at the W hotel. Well-attended, the event left participants with a few great takeaways – we hope you find the information interesting. Please comment with your thoughts:


Your MASFAA Council Hard at Work

This month, Northeastern University hosted MASFAA’s Executive Council Meeting at its new Visitor Center – a stunning, high-tech facility on campus that serves as Northeastern’s foyer to new prospective students. More information and pictures about the Visitor Center can be found here:

Recent News

  • UMASS Lowell’s Financial Literacy Journey

    posted on October 19, 2016

    Dr. Harry Zhu and Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Christine Robbins, join students at the first annual UMass Lowell Financial Literacy Forum Back in 2010, after riding out the recession and counseling students and their families about financial aid it began to dawn on me that people weren’t very proficient when it came to…

  • Executive Council Retreat

    posted on September 15, 2016

    In early August, MASFAA Executive Council Members and Committee Co-chairs met for two days in Hyannis for our annual retreat.  It was a great experience to get together as a group to plan for the upcoming year.  There are many activities, trainings, and more in the works for 2016-2017 academic year.  Work has begun on…

  • Private Student Loan – Performance Report

    posted on July 13, 2015

    MeasureOne Private Student Loan Report – June 2015 The entire private student loan market is estimated to be 7.2 percent of the $1.27 trillion student loan market. The following is the latest MeasureOne Private Student Loan Performance Report – June 2015,  which analyzed loan data from the nation’s six largest active private student lenders and…


  • Sep28

    Just the FACTS Training

    Sep 28, 2016 - Oct 26, 2016

    Comprehensive Training Series

  • Nov17

    2016 MASFAA Conference

    Nov 17, 2016 - Nov 18, 2016

    Our annual member conference with exhilirating presentations and socializing

  • Feb03

    2017 GPCC Symposium

    Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 3, 2017

    The annual GPCC Symposium will again offer exciting speakers, informative presentations, and valuable professional development for the MASFAA community.

2016 MASFAA Conference

The 2016 MASFAA Conference is right around the corner! Please visit the Conference homepage for the most up-to-date information!