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As 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 As a PDP Provider 


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 PDP policy.



Financial Aid Trainings for School Counselors 



MEFA is offering three statewide financial aid trainings for Massachusetts school counselors in January 2015 to provide financial aid updates, offer helpful tips for advising students and facilitate discussion on recent trends. Each training is worth 3 PDPs.  Click here to register and select the training you would like to attend.

All trainings are 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A hot breakfast will be provided.


  • January 23, 2015 UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA New rescheduled date! 

Cancellation policy: Should we need to cancel a training due to inclement weather and/or school delays/cancellations, we will notify all registrants via email and post an update on this page by 9:00 p.m. the night before the training.


School Counselor Webinar Series 


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. Earn your PDPs by watching a live or recorded webinar and completing an Evidence of Learning Form for each webinar.  


Click on each topic below to watch a recently recorded webinar:  



Click on each topic below to RSVP for an upcoming live webinar:  




Industry Partners 


MEFA provides financial aid overviews and sessions on special topics at the annual conferences of several industry partners, including: 


Massachusetts School Counselor Association (MASCA) 

Massachusetts Educational 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 accuracy. 


If you’re at a conference of one of the associations above, please be sure to stop by our booth. 

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