MEFA Events

MEFA Events

We offer free informative webinars and virtual community events on a range of topics. To register for an upcoming webinar, click a topic below. To view a recorded webinar, please view our MEFA Videos page.

And if you're a school counselor or college administrator looking for a webinar, please visit the MEFA Institute.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The new 2024-25 FAFSA is open, but some families have experienced difficulty navigating the application process. In this webinar for students and families, we will review known issues, technical bugs, and workarounds (when available) of the new FAFSA. We will also discuss the impact of the delayed FAFSA launch on financial aid deadlines and the release of financial aid offers, as well as the process of updating and correcting FAFSA data.
Multiple Dates
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar will help you establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics such as current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. Live transcription will be available.
Tuesday, March 05, 2024 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Scholarships can make a significant impact in helping cover college costs. In this webinar, you'll learn where to find scholarships, the best online search engines, tips for applying, and how to avoid scams. We'll also explain how scholarships fit into the larger financial aid picture. Live transcription will be available.
Wednesday, March 06, 2024 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This webinar is for parents with children in middle school and will describe information and resources that families can use to put a college savings plan in place, as well as what tools students and parents should consider when beginning the college search. We will address the questions of how best to save for college, how savings impacts financial aid, where and how to begin the college search, and what role cost plays in the college decision. Live transcription will be available.
Multiple Dates
This webinar provides valuable guidance for high school seniors who have received their college acceptance letters and financial aid offers and are trying to make the college decision. Topics include an overview of different types of financial aid, an explanation of how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill. Live transcription will be available.
Multiple Dates
This webinar will provide information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. You'll learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid offers. Live transcription will be available.
Thursday, March 14, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Transitioning to college and finding appropriate support services can be challenging for students with disabilities who have utilized an IEP in high school. This webinar features panelists from Westfield State University and Bridgewater State University sharing details of the resources available to students with disabilities as they transition to postsecondary education. Live transcription will be available
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
In this webinar you will hear from a panel of college admissions experts as they share their advice on how to launch a college search and apply to college. Bring all your questions about the college admissions process, including those focused on campus visits, college fairs, standardized tests, and applications. Live transcription will be available.
Wednesday, April 03, 2024 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar will help you establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics such as current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. You'll also learn how to incorporate MEFA Pathway into the college admissions process. Live transcription will be available.
Thursday, April 04, 2024 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
It's important to stay on track with repayment of your student loans. This webinar will provide guidance on creating a budget, information on maintaining good credit, a smart plan for repayment, and helpful websites. Live transcription will be available.