Training and Events
MEFA’s free training and events are specifically designed to help you better serve college-bound students and earn Professional Development Points (PDP).
Our offerings include on-site training sessions, live and recorded webinars, and professional conference seminars — all of which are aligned with MASCA’s MA Model and the Massachusetts Career Development Education (CDE) Benchmarks. Learn More
College Planning Topics
To give you everyday access to all the information you need about college planning, we offer comprehensive resources on a wide range of topics related to:
We send a Counselor Virtual Kit at the beginning of every school year to help you as you guide families through the college preparation process. If you misplaced your kit, you can access the contents below. And if you didn’t receive one, sign up for our emails to make sure you do next year.
- MEFA’s Understanding Financial Aid Handout, a fact sheet full of financial aid information
- The Senior Year Timeline, a calendar of important events for college-planning seniors
- MEFA’s 2016-17 Professional Development Series, our listing of this year’s training opportunities
- YPFF Handout, an introduction to Massachusetts’ free college and career planning portal
- Access to MEFA in the Community, a link to our extensive events calendar
- MEFA Resources to Help You, a summary of the many ways we serve Massachusetts
We also provide assistance with YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF), the free college and career planning portal for Massachusetts students. View our videos below for guidance.
- Getting Started as an Educator in YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF)
- Educator Tools in YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF)
- College Search and Application Tracking with YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF)
- Career Exploration in YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF)
- Paying for College with YourPlanForTheFuture (YPFF)
MEFA Seminars for Families
We coordinate with high schools and community organizations to conduct free, on-site seminars for students and parents.
These seminars, conducted by MEFA staff and other industry experts, cover a range of topics related to college planning. Learn More
Materials for Spanish-Speaking Families
To further our reach across the Commonwealth, we provide college planning materials, as well as seminars and webinars, in Spanish. Learn More
All the Support You Need
At MEFA, we are committed to helping you provide guidance for college-bound students and their families.