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College Administrators

Take part in our trainings to learn key information about MEFA resources and products and get helpful updates on a variety of college planning topics.

MEFA Trainings

  • Navigating the U.Plan System
    Our recorded webinar walks through the different components of MEFA's U.Plan online portal. Watch
  • MEFA Loan Certification System Demo
    This instructional video provides an overview of how to easily use MEFA's loan certification system. Watch
  • MEFA Loan Processing
    In this recorded webinar, you will hear important updates about the MEFA Loan program features and online resources for college administrators and families. You will also receive guidance regarding certifying MEFA Loans via ELM and MEFA's online loan portal including enrollment criteria, loan changes post-certification, disbursements, and refunds. Watch
  • MEFA Loan Application Demo
    This webinar demonstrates the online MEFA Loan application from the borrower's perspective. Watch
  • Financial Aid for College Admissions Professionals
    Learn all about the financial aid process, including financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to provide, and the components of financial aid offers. Watch
  • A Deep Dive into the FAFSA
    Get an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application. Register for the live webinar, presented by Amy Staffier, Director of Financial Aid at Simmons University, on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM or watch the video of last year's webinar recording.
  • A Deep Dive into the CSS Profile
    Learn the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile, a financial aid application required by approximately 250 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Register for the live webinar presented by Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst College, on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM or watch the video of last year's webinar recording.
  • Understanding MA State Financial Aid
    Learn about state-based financial aid programs in Massachusetts. Register for the live webinar presented by Clantha McCurdy, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Access and Student Financial Assistance at OSFA, on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM or watch the video of last year's webinar recording.
  • Counseling Students with Unique Circumstances in the Financial Aid Process
    Receive guidance in working with families with unique circumstances through the financial aid process. Register for the live webinar presented by Jennifer English of Worcester State University, Jane Kelleher of College of the Holy Cross, and Rob Loconto of Curry College on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 2:00 PM or watch the video of last year's webinar recording.
  • Financial Aid Resources for Department of Children and Families (DCF) Students
    Receive a detailed overview of resources available to foster youth, how they file the FAFSA as an independent student, how they can get assistance with their FAFSA from DCF, and what scholarships and grants are available specifically for these students. Register for the live webinar presented by Kristen Quinlan of DCF on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM or watch the video of last year's webinar recording.
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