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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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After the College Acceptance

After the College Acceptance

This webinar provides valuable guidance for high school seniors who have received their college acceptance letters and financial aid offers and are trying to make the college decision. Topics include an overview of different types of financial aid, an explanation of how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
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.
What's My College Enrollment and Payment Timeline?

What's My College Enrollment and Payment Timeline?

In this short webinar, find out your college planning to-do list for the next several months - from submitting the enrollment deposit to setting up your payment plan to borrowing your loan. You'll also find out when to expect your first semester bill, and when it's due.
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.
Tips for Paying the High Cost of a College Education

Tips for Paying the High Cost of a College Education

Everything you do today can help you pay that college bill tomorrow. Learn how putting aside money each month will help you and your student when it comes time to pay that bill in July or August before your child's first year of college. It's helpful to look at the whole picture and understand that college is not a "one-size-fits-all" proposition anymore.
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.
Planning & Paying for College: What to Do After You're Accepted to College

Planning & Paying for College: What to Do After You're Accepted to College

Learn what you need to know about financial aid offers and how to get help choosing the right student loan.
The Cost of College: Sticker Price vs. the Net Price

The Cost of College: Sticker Price vs. the Net Price

Learn the difference between that "sticker price" and the "net price" of a college, and how parents and students can do research and use financial aid to afford college costs.
Economic Policy and Paying for College

Economic Policy and Paying for College

Figuring out how to pay for college can be confusing. MEFA Executive Director Thomas Graf explains how MEFA is working to improve economic and education policy to help make the higher education process easier for parents and students.
How Families Can Deal with the Rising Costs of College

How Families Can Deal with the Rising Costs of College

College costs - and the amounts parents and students have had to borrow to pay for college - keep rising. MEFA Executive Director Thomas Graf explains how families can deal with these rising costs, learn about how the financial aid system can work, minimize the amount they need to borrow, and start preparing early.
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