MEFA Upcoming Trainings

  • 10/5/2023 How to Execute FAFSA Simplification at Your College
    Financial aid administrators, please join us for an update on FAFSA Simplification. The discussion will be led by Shawn Morrissey, Director of College Relations at MEFA, Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst College and Chair of NASFAA's FAFSA Simplification and Implementation Working Group, and Jill Desjean, Policy Analyst at NASFAA. This webinar will focus on the lesser-known elements of FAFSA Simplification and help you execute an implementation plan for your institution. Topics such as enrollment intensity, the draft FAFSA, emergency aid, and foreign income will be covered. Come and learn from the experts and each other. Live transcription will be available. Register

MEFA Recorded Trainings


  • Comparing College Loan Options
    We encourage you to review our guide for families on comparing college loans options, which offers so much more guidance than just how to select a loan. You'll find the steps families can take to pay for college costs while minimizing student loan debt and making the best decision for their family. View
  • Summer Loan Training for College Administrators
    In this 30-minute training, college administrators will learn the details of MEFA's new 2023-24 academic year loans, operational changes, and process enhancements. Watch
  • MEFA Loan Certification System Demo
    This instructional video provides an overview of how to easily use MEFA's loan certification system. Watch
  • MEFA Loan Application Demo
    This webinar demonstrates the online MEFA Loan application from the borrower's perspective. Watch

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid for College Admissions Professionals
    Learn about the financial aid process. Watch
  • FAFSA Simplification Roundtable Discussion with MEFA and MASFAA
    Learn about the upcoming FAFSA Simplification at this roundtable discussion co-sponsored by MEFA and MASFAA. Watch
  • Legislative & Federal Financial Aid Update
    Learn about Legislative & Federal Financial Aid Update. Watch
  • A Deep Dive into the CSS Profile
    Learn the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile, a financial aid application required by roughly 200 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Watch
  • Understanding MA State Financial Aid
    Learn about state-based financial aid programs in Massachusetts. Watch 
  • Counseling Students with Unique Circumstances in the Financial Aid Process
    Receive guidance in working with families with unique circumstances through the financial aid process. Watch
  • Financial Aid Resources for Department of Children and Families (DCF) Students
    Receive a detailed overview of resources available to foster youth, how they file the FAFSA as an independent student, how they can get assistance with their FAFSA from DCF, and what scholarships and grants are available specifically for these students. Watch


  • Navigating the U.Plan System
    Our recorded webinar walks through the different components of MEFA's U.Plan online portal. Watch
  • Navigating the U.Plan Portal for College Administrators
    Our video provides a quick introduction to the college administrator U.Plan portal. Watch