Seminars, webinars help dealing with college costs

To the editor:

Thank you to Williams College and Paul Boyer for hosting Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) when we met with families of graduating seniors on April 6 to talk about analyzing college financial aid awards and developing a plan to pay for college. This was one of 25 "Paying the College Bill" seminars we held statewide this spring.

As the state's authority on planning, saving and paying for college, MEFA helps families and students plan for the future. We offer more than 400 seminars annually across Massachusetts thanks in large part to the partnership of high schools and counselors.

We realize many families with busy schedules miss the seminars, so we developed a webinar series. They can watch live or recorded webinars at their convenience on a computer to get the same great information by visiting

Martha Savery, Boston The writer is director of public affairs, Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority.