MEFA Pathway

Exciting Updates to Our College & Career Planning Tool MEFA Pathway

Updates include a Course Planner, an EFC Calculator, and an Internships section.

MEFA continually makes changes and adds new features to MEFA Pathway, our free college and career planning portal for Massachusetts students. MEFA Pathway helps support and guide students as they plan for their future. As students utilize the tools and resources available in MEFA Pathway, school counselors and educators can monitor progress and provide the support needed to help students make informed decisions regarding post-secondary planning. We are delighted to announce the addition of three significant enhancements to MEFA Pathway. Here is a brief review of the new features:

Course Planner

  • Students create a course plan (grades 9-12) from the course catalog created by school counselors
  • If a school has not created a course catalog, students can still create a course plan by adding custom courses
  • Students select the subject area, course name, and level (AP, Honors, Academic, College Prep) for each course
  • The course planner indicates courses that meet Mass Core requirements
  • School counselors can view the status of each student's course planner
  • Students update the final grade and credits earned for each course

EFC Calculator

  • Students use the calculator to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which represents an estimated amount of funds a family can pay for college costs for one academic year


  • Students can filter available internships in Massachusetts based upon career category or featured internships
  • Links are provided to external resources offering more information on each particular internship opportunity

Does your school currently utilize MEFA Pathway? If not, are you interested in learning more about MEFA Pathway and what it offers? Please contact Jennifer Bento-Pinyoun at for further information regarding this free-of-cost college and career planning platform brought to you by MEFA.