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.

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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.
Multiple Dates
There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar will help you differentiate among college loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing. Live transcription will be available.
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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.
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.
Wednesday, December 07, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This webinar is for parents with children in middle school and above 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.
Thursday, March 02, 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Scholarships can make a significant impact in helping cover college costs. In this webinar, you'll learn key scholarship facts, how to use online search engines to find scholarships, and plenty of helpful tips to use in your search. You'll also learn how scholarships fit into the larger financial aid picture. Live transcription will be available.
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn the steps to appeal a financial aid offer from a panel of college financial aid administrators. Panelists will cover how to write an appeal letter, what situations might warrant receiving additional funds, and the timeline for the process. Live transcription will be available.
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
It's important to stay on track with repayment of your student loans. This webinar will provide guidance for creating a budget, information on maintaining good credit, a smart plan for repayment, and helpful websites. Live transcription will be available.