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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

    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.
  • College Savings and Early College Planning

    College may seem a long way off if you have young children, but the time to start planning for it is now! This seminar is for parents with children of all ages and will share knowledge and tools to put a financial plan for college in place for families. We will discuss the realities of paying for college and keeping options open for the admissions and financial aid application processes. It will help answer questions such as: How much should I save for college? When and how should I start? What is the best way to save? How will saving affect college admissions and financial aid? We will also discuss the two MEFA savings programs, the U.Fund and U.Plan and the ongoing resources available through MEFA.
  • College Admissions

    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.
  • College Financing

    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.




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