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.

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Individuals with disabilities can use ABLE accounts to save and pay for qualified disability expenses. With an Attainable Savings Plan, individuals with disabilities and their families can save for these expenses while keeping benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. In this webinar we will discuss the basics of an ABLE account as well as share some of the tax advantages that these accounts provide. Live transcription will be available.
Tuesday, December 06, 2022 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
This webinar, presented by Mike Janicki, Director of Guidance at Wareham Senior High School, will discuss athletics in college admissions. Topics will include sports divisions, eligibility, the college search process, and issue to consider. 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, February 16, 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices with the U.Plan, Massachusetts's Prepaid Tuition Plan. This webinar will teach you how to enroll and contribute, tell you the list of participating colleges, and explain how to use the plan to guard against the increase in tuition at dozens of public and private Massachusetts colleges. Note that the U.Plan is a savings plan option best for families with a child in 10th grade or younger. 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.
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.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 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. Bring all your questions about the college admissions process, including those focused on campus visits, standardized tests, college fairs, and applications. 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.
Wednesday, April 05, 2023 | 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 and how to incorporate MEFA Pathway into the college admissions process . Live transcription will be available.