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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.

El proceso universitario para los estudiantes indocumentados

El proceso universitario para los estudiantes indocumentados

A pesar de los muchos obstáculos que enfrentan para ir a la universidad, los estudiantes indocumentados pueden acceder a la educación superior. En este seminario web presentado en español por Andrea Keenan, de la Excel Academy, se explicarán las reglas más recientes de inmigración, así como los estados migratorios elegibles y no elegibles para la Ayuda Federal al Estudiante. También se examinará el proceso de solicitud de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia o Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, en inglés) de 2012 y sus beneficios. Se explicarán las normas de admisión a las universidades públicas y privadas, y cómo maximizar los créditos y el tiempo para los estudiantes con DACA e indocumentados aprovechando las oportunidades de inscripción doble y simultánea en diferentes estados, escuelas secundarias y colegios universitarios municipales. Se compartirán recursos de becas y vínculos directos a organizaciones estatales y nacionales que están a la vanguardia de este tema tan debatido. Descargar diapositivass .
The College Process for Undocumented Students

The College Process for Undocumented Students

While undocumented students face many barriers to college, it is still possible for them to get a college education. This webinar, presented with Andrea Keenan of Excel Academy, addresses up-to-date immigration policies and statuses eligible and ineligible for Federal Student Aid. We also examine the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process and its benefits. Learn about admissions standards at both public and private universities and 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. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Exploring MEFA’s College Planning Tool

Exploring MEFA’s College Planning Tool

Want to start planning and saving for college but not sure how? MEFA’s College Planning Tool is the perfect place to start. In this webinar we demo the tool and discuss how to estimate what college might cost for your family and how to set and reach your savings goals.
College Planning for Families With High School Juniors

College Planning for Families With High School Juniors

Junior year of high school is the perfect time to start seriously planning for college application season. And this webinar will give you the steps to get your family started, including tips for college fairs, what to know about campus visits, and how to build the college list. We'll share plenty of resources that can help your family as you plan, and explain what to expect as you prepare for the admissions and financial aid applications. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
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.
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.
Early College Planning

Early College Planning

MEFA's mantra is "never too early, never too late" when it comes to saving for college. Learn how, in working with MEFA, you're encouraged to start saving and planning for college as early as possible, and not to hold off until your student is a junior or senior in high school.
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.
College Planning & Saving Frequently Asked Questions

College Planning & Saving Frequently Asked Questions

Hear about the overall timeline of applying to and then paying for college. The process can be a mystery for some families, and we provides clarity and insight each step of the way.
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