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As financial aid award letters begin to arrive for your high school seniors, encourage your students and their parents to attend one of MEFA’s free After the Acceptance Regional Seminars. These free events for families provide helpful information on financial aid award letters and paying the college bill. View the full list of seminars. 



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Grades 7 – 10 – Early College Planning 


Get younger students thinking about life after high school, and how their class choices, grades and activities can impact their post-secondary options. We also have information for parents about financial aid basics and saving for college. 

  • Introduce academic preparation and explain graduation requirements and other information about your own school with our powerpoint presentation and preparation guide. 
  • Help students think creatively about their options for higher education with our student workbook. 
  • Download classroom activities that align with the MA Model and CDE Benchmarks. 

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Grade 11 – College Admissions 


Practical guidance for juniors and their parents about applying for college – including researching colleges, college entrance tests, admissions trends, essays, and more. 

  • Download our Admissions Toolkit with worksheets to organize the admissions process. 
  • Read and distribute whitepapers to clarify common admissions topics. 
  • Schedule a College Admissions Seminar at your high school. 

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Grade 12 – Financial Aid 


Seminars and resources about financial aid, scholarships, award letters and paying the college bill guide seniors and their parents through applying for financial aid and making a plan to pay. 

  • Download our Guide to College Financing with tips and worksheets on applying for financial aid. 
  • Read and distribute whitepapers about financial aid. 
  • Schedule a College Financing Seminar at your high school. 

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Trainings and Events


Come to one of our free financial aid trainings, or learn about our on-site trainings for guidance departments and school faculty, college access counselors, and others. We offer trainings on financial aid, college admissions, and implementing MEFA’s services at your school, and MEFA is an authorized provider of PDPs for counselors. 


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