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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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Hear from 4 College Admissions Experts on How to Get a Jump Start on College Admissions
This webinar for families of rising high school seniors help you map out your summer when it comes to the college admissions process. Hear from four college admissions experts, Andrew Carter of the College of the Holy Cross, Kate Guertin of Dickinson College, Caitlin Provost of Texas Christian University, and Ed Seero of UMass Lowell, who will share guidance on how you can spend your time this summer, research and visit colleges, and start the college essay. They also break down college admissions myths and share many pearls of wisdom. This webinar is not to be missed!
90 Seconds with MEFA: Scholarships
Scholarships are types of "gift aid" or free money, which means they do not have to be repaid. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains where to find both local and national scholarships and helpful tips to use in your search.
Set Up Automatic Deposits for Your MEFA U.Plan Account
In this video tutorial, you'll be walked through the steps of setting up automatic deposits for the MEFA U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program. If you're already saving in the MEFA U.Plan, setting up automatic deposits means you don’t have to worry about remembering to make a contribution.
Get Ahead of College Planning with MEFA Pathway
Learn how students can take advantage of MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, during summer months to boost post-secondary planning.
Comparing College Loan Options June 1, 2022
There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar help you differentiate among college loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Get Ahead of College Planning with MEFA Pathway
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how students can take advantage of MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, during summer months to boost post-secondary planning.
Monthly Payment Plans
Learn how to utilize interest-free monthly payment plans to help pay the college bill over a set amount of time.
Saving for College
This webinar is for parents with children of all ages and describes information and resources that families can use to put a college savings plan in place. We answer questions such as: Why and how much should I save for college? When and how should I start? What is the best way to save? How will saving affect college financial aid? Watch to learn how to prepare best for college costs. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
El ahorro para la universidad, presentado en español
Este seminario web, presentado en español por Carmen Pineda, de MassEdCO, es para padres de niños de todas las edades, y explica información y recursos que las familias pueden utilizar para iniciar un plan de ahorro para la universidad.
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.