MEFA’s team is online and out in the community year round to help provide education and guidance on the topics that matter most to you. MEFA seminars are held at hundreds of high schools and community locations throughout Massachusetts and are free to the public. MEFA also hosts frequent webinars that allow families to connect and learn from home. Keep reading below for a summary and schedule of upcoming events and find one that you can join.
MEFA’s College Financing Seminars
MEFA's free College Financing Seminars demystify the entire financial aid application process, breaking it down into straightforward concepts that every family can understand. We explain the nuts and bolts of how financial aid works and offer strategies for smoothly navigating the college financing process from beginning to end. Topics include:
- Financial aid applications and eligibility
- The types of financial aid available
- How colleges determine how much aid to offer
- Understanding award letters
Before you attend a seminar, we suggest downloading the following resources so you can start to build a foundation of knowledge and come prepared with questions:
- MEFA’s College Financing e-book covering the basics of college financing
Other MEFA Seminars
If you’re a parent of a High School junior or younger children, visit the Find a Seminar page for a schedule of other applicable seminars including College Admissions and Early College Planning.
MEFA webinars offer step-by-step guidance to families on relevant areas of focus in the college admissions and financing process. These webinars allow you to receive the same great information as our in-person seminars from the comfort of your own home or office. All webinars begin at 12 p.m. and last one hour. Click on each webinar below to RSVP. If you’re unable to make a live webinar, head to our Tools & Resources page to watch a pre-recorded webinar.
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