part of our public service outreach, MEFA offers several FREE trainings and
events for school counselors throughout the year. These include full-day
sessions, webinars and professional conference seminars.
MEFA is registered by the
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to provide
Professional Development Points (PDP) to school counselors. Read more about our
MEFA offers five annual
statewide financial aid trainings for Massachusetts high school guidance
counselors in December and January to provide financial aid updates, offer
helpful tips for advising students and facilitate discussion on recent trends.
Each training is worth 5 PDPs. Keep your eyes on this space for dates and
locations for the 2014-15 academic year trainings.
Earn more PDP Credits! Our annual
School Counselor Financial Aid Trainings are supplemented by an ongoing series
of webinars that address timely financial aid topics. Each webinar is worth 1
PDP. All webinars begin at 10 AM and last one hour. Click on each webinar below
to RSVP. Earn your PDPs by completing an Evidence
of Learning Form for each webinar.
Financing: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Aid PROFILE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
the FAFSA: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Aid: National Landscape & Regulatory Updates: Tuesday, February 3,
Families with Unique Circumstances: Friday, February 13,
with Foster Youth: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Families Understand Financial Aid Award Letters: Thursday, April 2,
MEFA provides financial aid
overviews and sessions on special topics at the annual conferences of several
industry partners, including:
School Counselor Association (MASCA)
Opportunities Association (MEOA)
New England Educational
Opportunities Association (NEOA)
New England Association for
College Admission Counseling (NEACAC)
Massachusetts Association of
Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA)
Please note: Following these
links will take you away from the MEFA site. MEFA is not responsible for the
content of these external sites and does not monitor other Web sites for
you’re at a conference of one of the associations above, please be sure to stop
by our booth.