The Office of Student Financial Assistance is primarily responsible for the management and oversight of all state funded financial aid programs and advises the Board of Higher Education about financial aid policy matters of concern to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition to its financial aid responsibilities, OSFA is the principal agency for promoting access to higher education through early awareness initiatives that foster the recognition of college as a viable postsecondary option and the availability of financial aid resources to help students and families meet college costs.
E28 American Student Assistance Corporation (ASA)
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1600
Boston, MA 02114
Toll Free: 1-800-999-9080
Since 1956 American Student Assistance has been helping students to successfully fulfill a program of higher education, originally by making guaranteed student loans possible and more recently by helping students complete a program of higher education financing and repayment. ASA is a private nonprofit whose public purpose mission is to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt.
E29 Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA)
160 Federal Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02110
General Info: 1-800-449-MEFA (6332)
The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority is a not-for-profit quasi-public entity serving students and families in Massachusetts and out-of-state students and families pursuing higher education in Massachusetts. MEFA's mission is to increase access and college affordability across the Commonwealth through low-cost financing alternatives, college savings programs and educational financing expertise on planning, saving and paying for higher education.