MEFA offers a number of free seminars and webinars for families to learn about planning, saving and paying for college. Topics include:
After the Acceptance (RSVP here)
We know that the spring of high school senior year can be an exciting but also overwhelming time for families, as students and their parents begin the decision-making process of where to attend college and how to pay for it. Our After the Acceptance seminars provide valuable guidance to families on financial aid awards, calculating the balance due and how to pay the college bill. Once you’ve located the seminar closest to you, RSVP here. If you’d like to register for a webinar, please do so here.
Early College Planning
Parents of children in grades 7-10 can benefit from early exploration of college and career pathways, but often don’t know how to begin. Topics in this session include choosing courses throughout high school, the role of standardized tests and extracurricular activities, how to begin exploring colleges and careers of interest. We also discuss financial aid, the importance of saving for college and savings options available to families, including MEFA’s U.Plan and U.Fund.
In junior and senior year of high school, students and their families are often overwhelmed by the college search and application process. We help families establish a personalized admissions roadmap by addressing topics like current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of college to apply to, and factors that impact the admissions decision such as transcripts, essays and interviews.
Our college financing seminar – designed for the parents of high school juniors and seniors – demystifies 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, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and understanding award letters.