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Understanding Financial Aid Offers & Paying the College Bill
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.
Applying for College Scholarships
In this webinar, you'll learn key scholarship facts, how to use online search engines to find scholarships, and plenty of helpful tips to use in your search.
Updates on Income Driven Repayment for Federal Student Loan Borrowers & Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced another waiver that will bring borrowers closer to forgiveness under income-driven repayment (IDR) plans and that in many ways extend the benefits of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver. These adjustments to borrower accounts include conducting a one-time revision of IDR payment counters to address past inaccuracies (including automatically discharging loans for eligible borrowers) and permanently fixing IDR payment counting by reforming ED’s IDR tracking procedures going forward. These adjustments also allow Parent PLUS borrowers and other federal loan borrowers to obtain credit for normally ineligible periods for the purposes of Public Service Loan Forgiveness! Join us for a discussion on this important topic with student loan expert Betsy Mayotte, President of TISLA.
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Learn about the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), a calculation used by colleges to determine how much a family should be able to contribute toward education expenses for one academic year based on the parents' and student's income and assets reported on the financial aid applications.
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.
Cost of Attendance
Wondering what exactly cost of attendance means? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains everything you need to know about the cost of attendance at a college and all the expenses that cost of attendance includes, both direct and indirect.
Monthly Payment Plans
Learn how to utilize interest-free monthly payment plans to help pay the college bill over a set amount of time.
Student Loan Interest Rates
Learn everything you need to know about interest rates, including the difference between a fixed rate and a variable rate, and how your credit score can affect your loan options.
Cómo pagar el costo de la universidad: Guía para estudiantes de último año de high school y sus familias
Este seminario web, presentado por Carmen Pineda de MassEdCo, ofrece un asesoramiento valioso a estudiantes de último año de high school y sus familias que han recibido cartas de aceptación de universidades y ofertas de asistencia financiera, y están decidiendo a cuál ir y tratando de hacer un plan de pago. Los temas incluyen los diferentes tipos de ayuda financiera, cómo calcular el saldo adeudado en cada universidad, y métodos para pagar la matrícula, incluyendo planes de pago y préstamos.
Using Veterans’ Education Benefits to Finance a College Education
Are you a student Veteran looking to understand how you can apply your service-connected benefits to your education? Join the Assistant Director of Veterans Upward Bound, Nick Charrette, for a deep dive into different GI Bill types, Chapters 30, 31, and 33, VR&E benefits, in-state tuition waivers, FAFSA, and more. Learn the best ways to calculate your own benefit entitlement and which pitfalls to avoid. Download the webinar slides to follow along