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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.

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.
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.
Duration: 1 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
Speaking With Your Financial Aid Counselor

Speaking With Your Financial Aid Counselor

The college financial aid office is a great resource to help your family understand your college bill and the financial aid you received. This webinar reviews how to find out your designated contact in the financial aid office, when you might need to get in touch with the office, and the questions you can ask. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
FAFSA Day Massachusetts

FAFSA Day Massachusetts

Hear how FAFSA Day, a free event at locations across Massachusetts from October to March, helps students and families complete the FAFSA.
Education Benefits for Veterans

Education Benefits for Veterans

Education benefits for Veterans are extensive and can sometimes be difficult to navigate and understand. This webinar given by United States Marine Corps Veteran Chris Blunt provides an overview of some of the various programs available, along with their benefits, eligibility criteria, and application processes. By the end of this webinar you should be able to identify which benefit(s) may apply to you and how to begin the process to obtain them.
Connecting Undocumented Students to College Access Opportunities

Connecting Undocumented Students to College Access Opportunities

While undocumented students face many barriers to college, it is still possible for them to get a college education. The first part of this webinar addresses up-to-date immigration policies and statuses eligible and ineligible for Federal Student Aid. It also examines the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process and its benefits. You will be exposed to admissions standards at both public and private universities, leading into a discussion about how to maximize credits and time for DACA and undocumented students through dual-enrollment and concurrent enrollment opportunities across states, high schools, and community colleges. Scholarship resources are shared, pointing you directly to both state and national organizations at the forefront of this highly discussed topic.
Understanding the Admissions & Financial Aid Process

Understanding the Admissions & Financial Aid Process

When it comes time to paying the college bill, there's a lot of help available. Hear how MEFA understands the complex process of admissions and financial aid, and is available to help answer your questions. You don't have to take the entire process on your shoulders at once.
Finding Money to Pay for College

Finding Money to Pay for College

There is a lot of money out there to help you pay for college. Hear about the financial aid application process and the money that's available. And even for families with middle school students, it's important to begin searching for college scholarships.
What is Financial Aid and What Isn't?

What is Financial Aid and What Isn't?

In this 10-minute webinar, learn about the different types of financial aid as well as what does NOT meet the definition of financial aid (though it may still appear on your college financial aid offer). You can learn more about the different types of financial aid here.
What Happens Once You've Filed Your FAFSA<sup>®</sup>?

What Happens Once You've Filed Your FAFSA®?

What happens after you file the FAFSA? Learn where FAFSA information goes after you click submit and what you can expect in the FAFSA process following the application submission.
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