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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.

College Planning for Middle School Families

College Planning for Middle School Families

If you have a child in middle school, now is the perfect time to start thinking about college (it's never too early!). This webinar covers the many reasons to attend college, how to prepare academically, the basics of college cost and financial aid, and different ways to save. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

It's never too late to start saving for college, but there are also significant benefits to starting your college savings plan early on in your child's life. We explain why, and share some easy strategies for saving, in this short webinar.
Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Learn tips for middle school students who want to be thinking about college, like staying engaged in their schoolwork and talking with teachers and family members. On the financial side, middle schoolers and their families can also begin to put money away for college.
Setting up Yourself to Get Accepted into College With Extracurricular Activities

Setting up Yourself to Get Accepted into College With Extracurricular Activities

Academics matter, especially when students are in middle school, as it's the time when students can set themselves up well for high school. Hear about how students in middle school should spend some time thinking about what classes and subjects they enjoy and what extracurricular activities they want to get involved in during high school so they're better prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.
The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

Hear how families with middle school students can be more motivated to save for college. For example, studies have shown that children who know that money is being put away for their college education are much more likely to attend college and graduate. It also helps to teach middle school students the value of saving when they are younger.
Common Myths about Preparing for College in Middle School

Common Myths about Preparing for College in Middle School

At some point, you're going to be confronted with a college bill, so it's never too early to start saving. Hear why it's important to save as early as possible, as anything you save will help lessen the borrowing down the road.
Cultivating a Student’s Academic Interest

Cultivating a Student’s Academic Interest

There's a lot to think about when you and your child are deciding on a college. Learn helpful insights into how you can cultivate your child's interests, and the importance of focusing on what's going to give your child the best chance to succeed.
Helping Families in Middle School Plan, Save, & Pay for College

Helping Families in Middle School Plan, Save, & Pay for College

We help middle school families plan, save, and pay for college by providing important, timely, and relevant information. Learn about the importance of our webinars, email curriculum, community events, customer service, and robust website to help you navigate the college planning process.
Middle School: What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Middle School: What I Want to Be When I Grow Up

Learn why it's important for families in middle school to begin discovering and exploring everything about college now. Students should ask themselves, "what do I want to be when I grow up?" and then determine how that can help them plan for college.
Middle School: Too Early to Save for College? Too Late?

Middle School: Too Early to Save for College? Too Late?

Have you ever asked yourself, "How am I ever going to save enough for college?" Hear about the importance of beginning to save for college in the middle school years.
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