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.

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 interviews. Live transcription will be available.
Multiple Dates
Children will hear stories, families will learn about reading at home and upcoming virtual library activities, and parents will leave with information about saving for college.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This webinar is for parents with children of all ages and will describe information and resources that families can use to put a college savings plan in place. We will answer questions such as: Why and how much should I save for college? When and how should I start? What is the best way to save? How will saving affect college financial aid? Join us to learn how to prepare best for college costs. Live transcription will be available.
Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This webinar, presented by Amy Staffier, Director of Financial Aid at Simmons University, will provide a detailed overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the main application for college financial aid. You'll learn step-by-step instructions on completing the application, helpful tips on answering questions correctly, and important next steps. Live transcription will be available.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This webinar will introduce the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile, a financial aid application required by approximately 250 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics will include tips on completing the Profile, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information. 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.
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This webinar, presented by Dr. Amanda Sterk, Director of Accelerated Programs at Florida Southwestern State College and Dr. Timothy Poynton, Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts Boston, two experienced educators with a passion for helping students realize their full potential, will provide you with a roadmap for the college admissions process. With all the information available, it can be difficult to begin your college search and narrow down what's most important. This webinar will introduce a systematic approach for the college search and information gathering process, as well as explain the six keys to finding a good college fit.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Este seminario web, presentado en español, ofrecerá información y claridad sobre todo el proceso de solicitud de ayuda financiera para la universidad. Usted aprenderá sobre las solicitudes y los tipos de asistencia financiera, los factores que determinan la elegibilidad, las maneras en que las universidades determinan cuánta ayuda ofrecen y los detalles de las ofertas.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us to receive help with your FAFSA. Experts will be available to meet with you one on one in a private break-out room to answer your questions and walk through any components of the application on which you need assistance.
Monday, November 07, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
A pesar de los muchos obstáculos que enfrentan para ir a la universidad, los estudiantes indocumentados pueden acceder a la educación superior. En este seminario web presentado en español por Andrea Keenan de Excel Academy Charter High School se explicarán las reglas más recientes de inmigración, así como los estados migratorios elegibles y no elegibles para la Ayuda Federal al Estudiante. También se examinará el proceso de solicitud de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia o Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, en inglés) de 2012 y sus beneficios. Se explicarán las normas de admisión a las universidades públicas y privadas, y cómo maximizar los créditos y el tiempo para los estudiantes con DACA e indocumentados aprovechando las oportunidades de inscripción doble y simultánea en diferentes estados, escuelas secundarias y colegios universitarios municipales. Se compartirán recursos de becas y vínculos directos a organizaciones estatales y nacionales que están a la vanguardia de este tema tan debatido.