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4 College Planning Tips for New Parents
MEFA Assistant Executive Director Elizabeth Fontaine gives her four most helpful college-planning tips for young families wondering how (and when) to begin planning for college.
Early College Planning Webinar
This webinar provides information about savings and some general financial aid and admissions topics, and is geared towards families who have children from middle school to the early years in high school.
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.
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
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.
90 Seconds with MEFA: MEFA's College Planning Tool
Did you know you can create a personal college savings strategy for your family with MEFA's College Planning Tool? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning and Content Creation Jonathan Hughes explains how you can use the tool to project your future college savings, receive step-by-step guidance, and discover colleges and scholarships.
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.
Planning for College and Investing in Your Children's Future
The best way to invest in your children's future is to start planning for college early. Learn how families can get interested and focused on planning for college, starting to save money early, and taking the right steps to invest in their children's future.
Dealing with College Planning Anxiety
The college planning process can be stressful and overwhelming for parents and students. Find out a number of resources that families can use to make the process easier.
College Planning Advice for Parents of Young Children
Learn why it's important for young parents to start saving for college early to help defray the cost of college later on.