MEFA Upcoming Events

FAFSA Simplification Roundtable Discussion with MEFA and MASFAA
Learn about the upcoming FAFSA Simplification at this roundtable discussion co-sponsored by MEFA and MASFAA on May 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM. 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
  • 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
  • MEFA Loans – What's New for 2022-23
    Learn more about the MEFA Loan program and processing news for the upcoming school year. Watch

Financial Aid

  • MEFA's Financial Aid Training for College Admissions Professionals
    Learn about the financial aid process in this one-hour recorded training. Three veteran financial aid experts speak to financial aid applications, types of financial aid, factors that determine a student's aid eligibility, and more. Watch
  • Legislative & Federal Financial Aid Update
    Learn about Legislative & Federal Financial Aid Update. Watch
  • A Deep Dive into the FAFSA
    Get an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including step-by-step instructions on how to complete the application. Watch
  • A Deep Dive into the CSS Profile
    Learn the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile, a financial aid application required by over 250 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