Tax Workshop Registration – Open

Registration for the tax workshops are now open. You must be a MASFAA member to register for a workshop. Please click on “Member” on the top right to log in. This year’s Tax Workshop will be held on December 12th and 13th at Wellesley College. Robert Weinerman, the Director of Training for Iron Bridge Resources,…

Financial Literacy Symposium

The Financial Literacy Symposium event held on October 18th was a success!  

Equifax Breach-Now What?!?!?

  The recent Equifax data breach, which lasted from mid-May through the end of July 2017, impacted 143 million American consumers. If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance your information was compromised. As a result, many students and parents may be hesitant to put their sensitive personal information on the FAFSA or…

Major Changes for 2018-2019 FAFSA

          October is here and that means it is almost time to start thinking about 2018-2019 school year. The Department of Education made some major changes to FAFSA and how it will be processed. Below are those changes:  Secure Connections across Federal Web sites and Web services  Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

GPCC Annual Symposium – Another Big Success

The folks on the Graduate and Professional Concerns Committee had a blast putting on the annual Symposium for approximately 60 attendees, hosted at Harvard’s Monroe C. Gutman Library. We kicked off with an amazing day with a presentation from Betsy Mayotte of ASA, who gave us wonderful insight to the Federal aid arena, and followed…

2016 Conference Award Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients at this year’s annual Conference

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…

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!

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:

Recent News

  • 2017 MASFAA Annual Award Recipients

    posted on November 21, 2017

    At this year’s conference reception MASFAA was fortunate to be able to present several awards. Please join us in congratulating the winners of our annual awards, which were presented at this year’s conference.                                         Congratulations to:  …

  • MASFAA Conference 2017 Registration – OPEN!

    posted on September 14, 2017

    The moment you have been waiting for is finally here – conference registration is now open! The 2017 MASFAA Conference will be Tuesday, November 14th and Wednesday, November 15th at the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. The cost of the conference is $125 for Tuesday, $100 for Wednesday, or $200 for both days. Information about the…

  • The Financial Literacy Symposium Registration has closed.

    posted on September 5, 2017

    Greetings MASFAA! Registration is now open for the Financial Literacy Symposium! Space is limited for this educational full – day event! Be sure your MASFAA membership is up to date prior to registering for the Symposium. The agenda for the day is as follows: Financial Literacy Symposium Wednesday, October 18th @ Wellesley College AGENDA 9:30…


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