MEFA Videos

MEFA Videos

Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family prepare for the future. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below. This page includes all of our recorded webinars.

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College Financing
This webinar provide information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. 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. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Understanding the FAFSA<sup>®</sup>
This webinar provides 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. You can print the webinar slides to follow along.
What to Know About the CSS Profile<sup>TM</sup>
This webinar introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS ProfileTM, a financial aid application required by roughly 300 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the Profile, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
College Admissions
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 interviews. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Returning to Federal Student Loan Repayment
This webinar, presented by Betsy Mayotte, President and Founder of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA), is for students and families and addresses the Federal Student Loan Repayment pause ending on January 31, 2022. We discuss how individuals can be proactive in returning to repaying their federal student loans or making other arrangements. We also discuss how colleges and other organizations can support this process for students and former students.
Learn How to Use Labor Market Information to Investigate Your Future with MEFA Pathway
Learn how four new features in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can show students how to use labor market information to help guide post-secondary planning.
90 Seconds with MEFA: ABLE to Work
ABLE Savings Plans are designed to help individuals with disabilities save for short and long-term disability expenses, and there are additional plan benefits to help account owners save even more. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains what you need to know about the ABLE to Work Act and the Saver’s Credit and how these can help boost your savings.
MEFA Institute: Learn How to Use Labor Market Information to Investigate Your Future with MEFA Pathway
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how four new features in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can show students how to use labor market information to help guide post-secondary planning.
Athletics in College Admissions
This webinar, presented by Mike Janicki, Director of Guidance at Wareham Senior High School, will discuss athletics in college admissions. Topics include sports divisions, eligibility, the college search process, and issue to consider.
Get Started Saving in the U.Plan
Wondering how to start saving in the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program? In this instructional video, we walk you through each step of the process, including creating an online account, choosing your maturity years, and setting up monthly contributions. Get started today!