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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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90 Seconds with MEFA: MEFA's College Planning Tool

90 Seconds with MEFA: MEFA's College Planning Tool

Did you know you can create a personal college savings strategy for your family with MEFA's College Planning Tool? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how you can use the tool to project your future college savings, receive step-by-step guidance, and discover colleges and scholarships.
90 Seconds with MEFA: After the College Acceptance

90 Seconds with MEFA: After the College Acceptance

You've received your college acceptances and financial aid offers. Now what? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how MEFA’s After the College Acceptance will help you with understanding financial aid offers, making the college decision, and paying the college bill.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Scholarships

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 helpful tips to use in your search.
90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Plan

90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Plan

As the Massachusetts prepaid tuition program, the U.Plan offers a way to save for college while protecting yourself from rising costs by locking in today's tuition and mandatory fee costs at a network of colleges and universities in Massachusetts. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Plan works, how the money is invested, and how you can get started saving for college today!
90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Fund

90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Fund

As the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan, the U.Fund offers affordability, flexibility, and powerful tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Fund works, how the money is invested, and which expenses the funds cover.
90 Seconds with MEFA: College Gifting

90 Seconds with MEFA: College Gifting

Did you know that friends and family members can contribute directly to your college savings account? With more money in the account to invest and earn returns, your savings have the potential to grow faster to help you reach your goals. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how you can set up gifting for the U.Fund College Investing Plan and the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Why Save for College?

90 Seconds with MEFA: Why Save for College?

Even if you understand the importance of saving for college, it can be challenging to start the process. And many people fear that if they can't pay for all of college with savings, it's not worth it to try. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains why saving is important, how the cost of college might not be as high as you think, how savings can reduce the need to borrow, and why saving for college sends a message to a child.
90 Seconds with MEFA: What is a 529 Plan?

90 Seconds with MEFA: What is a 529 Plan?

Any way that you can save for college is a good way, but 529 plans were specifically created to save for college and have tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how to set up a 529 account, how the money is invested, where the funds can be used, and which expenses the funds cover.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Can I Get a Loan Without My Parents?

90 Seconds with MEFA: Can I Get a Loan Without My Parents?

Students often wonder if they can get a college loan without their parents on the loan application. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how by filing the FAFSA, students are eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans without any co-borrowers. Private loan approval is dependent on income and credit score, so students often need the assistance of a co-borrower for these loans.
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