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Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family with every step of the way. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below.

Exploring MEFA’s College Planning Tool

Exploring MEFA’s College Planning Tool

Want to start planning and saving for college but not sure how? MEFA’s College Planning Tool is the perfect place to start. In this webinar we demo the tool and discuss how to estimate what college might cost for your family and how to set and reach your savings goals.
Launching Your College Search During COVID-19

Launching Your College Search During COVID-19

For rising high school seniors preparing for college admissions season, the summer before senior year is a busy one. Campus visits, standardized tests, and college fairs are usually part of the plan. But with the current environment of COVID-19, preparation for applying to college will look slightly different. In this webinar you will hear from a panel of admissions experts representing WPI, Worcester State University, Brandeis University, and Olin College as they share their advice on how to launch a college search in today's quarantined world.
Family & School Counselor Webinar Series Build a Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway

Family & School Counselor Webinar Series Build a Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway

Students can assess trends, differences, and growth as they build their Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway.
Researching Colleges When You Can’t Visit Campus

Researching Colleges When You Can’t Visit Campus

Two UMass Professors, Dr. Tim Poynton and Dr. Richard Lapan, share advice on conducting the college search when it must be done virtually. Learn about helpful online tools that can help you gather information about schools and assist you in creating your personal college list.
Family & School Counselor Webinar Series Use MEFA Pathway to Create Goals & Strategies

Family & School Counselor Webinar Series Use MEFA Pathway to Create Goals & Strategies

Creating goals & strategies is an important component of post-secondary planning. Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway to document long and short term career and academic goals and match goals with appropriate strategies.
Family Webinar Series: What to Know About Student Loans

Family Webinar Series: What to Know About Student Loans

There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar will teach you about loan terminology, provide tips on how to minimize borrowing, and give you details on the timeline of paying the college bill.
Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

In this 30-minute webinar, learn about 529 accounts, what qualified expenses they cover, and how you can start saving in one today.
Financial Planning With ABLE Accounts

Financial Planning With ABLE Accounts

This webinar gives an overview of ABLE accounts and their benefits in financial planning for individuals with disabilities. Special guest: Cynthia Haddad, Certified Financial Planner
Financial Aid Appeals During COVID-19

Financial Aid Appeals During COVID-19

Learn the steps to appeal a college's financial aid offer, and how colleges are offering assistance during this time of COVID-19. This webinar features guidance from four college administrators from colleges across the Commonwealth providing tips and information for families making the college decision. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Register an Account in MEFA Pathway

Register an Account in MEFA Pathway

Learn how to create and register an account in MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning tool.
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