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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.
Applying for College Scholarships

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.
Using the College Cost Calculator

Using the College Cost Calculator

Learn how to use MEFA's College Cost Calculator when you receive financial aid offers to compare the aid you receive and determine your estimated college costs and balance due at each prospective college.
Using Veterans’ Education Benefits to Finance a College Education

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
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: 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.
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.
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.
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