As part of our public service outreach, MEFA offers free training and events that are aligned with MASCA’s MA Model and the Massachusetts Career Development Education (CDE) Benchmarks. These events — which include in-person trainings, webinars, and professional conference seminars — can be incorporated into your comprehensive school counseling program.

PDP Certification

MEFA is certified 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 Training

Every year, MEFA offers free, in-person financial aid trainings for Massachusetts school counselors and college access professionals. Registration is now open for this year’s trainings. You won’t want to miss:

  • A financial aid overview, including a review of Institutional Methodology and federal regulatory updates
  • Information on the Commonwealth’s financial aid resources
  • An introduction to MEFA’s dynamic new college planning tool, MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future
  • A session on expanding financial aid education via social media

The training, which is worth five Professional Development Points (PDPs), will be held at the following locations and will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served, and a campus tour by the host institution will be available at the conclusion of the training.

  • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Bentley University in Waltham, MA
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Assumption College in Worcester, MA

To view a full training agenda, click here. To register, click here.

School Counselor Webinar Series

You can earn more PDPs by attending live MEFA webinars or watching recorded ones on timely financial aid topics and completing an Evidence of Learning Form (worth one PDP) for each webinar.

Live Webinars: Click on each webinar below to register

Recorded Webinars

Industry Partners

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

If you attend a conferences of any of the associations listed above, please be sure to stop by our booth to pick up materials to share with your families.

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