‘Paying the College Bill’ seminars to be held in Shrewsbury and Marlborough

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Shrewsbury/Marlborough – College-bound high school seniors and their parents are facing critical decisions in the coming weeks as they compare financial aid award letters and decide which school to attend. To assist families in analyzing financial aid offers, expert guidance is available through the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), the state’s authority on planning, saving and paying for college.

“Paying the College Bill” seminars will be held Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shrewsbury High School Auditorium, 64 Holden St., and Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, 215 Fitchburg St., Marlborough.

“Deciding which financial aid offer is the best choice for the family can play a critical role in determining which college to attend. MEFA’s college planning experts are available to assist Massachusetts parents and students with information and guidance they can trust as they make the right decision for the family,” said Martha Savery, director of public affairs and communications for MEFA.

In March and April, while seniors and parents are considering their options, MEFA provides additional college-planning resources including one-on-one counseling with MEFA experts, and online resources at mefa.org, including webinars, video tutorials, and a college cost calculator.

A list of more seminar times and locations is available at mefa.org/events. Families unable to attend a seminar are encouraged to visit mefa.org to take advantage of MEFA’s many online resources and to call and speak to MEFA’s college planning experts at 800-449-MEFA (6332).