AYER -- Parents and students are invited to attend a free seminar on paying for college, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Ayer Shirley Regional High School auditorium. This seminar is offered through MEFA, the commonwealth's authority on planning, saving, and paying for college.

An experienced MEFA representative will provide an overview of the college financing process, including types of financial aid, how to apply, and financing options for your family. Before the seminar, be sure to visit MEFA's website -- https://www.mefa.org/-- to download a copy of the seminar presentation in English or Spanish and explore other tools and resources to assist you in the college planning process.