MEFA Recorded Trainings

Loans

  • 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

  • Guidance on Managing the Impact of FAFSA Simplification for Senior College Officials
    FAFSA Simplification, including the delayed availability of the FAFSA, has brought unprecedented changes to the financial aid process this year. The college admissions and financial aid cycle has been upended, with significant impact on the work of admissions, financial aid, and enrollment management administrators. Three higher education leaders and FAFSA experts provide guidance on how your institutions can manage these FAFSA changes and revised timeline this winter and spring while continuing to serve your prospective and current students. Watch
  • FAFSA Simplification Overview & Updates
    If you've been overwhelmed by all the FAFSA Simplification information that has trickled out and want an overview of the details you need to know, or you haven't had the time to learn all the new updates, we're here to help with our FAFSA Simplification overview webinar for college administrators. We discuss new terms, the updated formula, Pell calculations, the concept of contributors and the FSA ID, foreseen challenges, and best practices. Watch
  • How to Execute FAFSA Simplification at Your College
    This webinar for college administrators will focus on the lesser-known elements of FAFSA Simplification to help you execute an implementation plan for your institution. Topics include enrollment intensity, the draft FAFSA, emergency aid, and foreign income. Watch
  • 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

U.Plan

  • 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