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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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Saving for College

Saving for College

This webinar is for parents with children of all ages and describes information and resources that families can use to put a college savings plan in place. We answer questions such as: Why and how much should I save for college? When and how should I start? What is the best way to save? How will saving affect college financial aid? Watch to learn how to prepare best for college costs. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The Power of the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program

The Power of the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program

New to the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program or need a refresher on its many powerful features? This webinar covers the unique money-saving benefits of the U.Plan, how your savings will grow even if your child attends college out of state, and the easy steps to enrollment. Download a copy of the webinar slides to follow along.
Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

In this 30-minute webinar, learn about 529 accounts, what qualified expenses they cover, and how you can start saving in one today.
The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

It's never too late to start saving for college, but there are also significant benefits to starting your college savings plan early on in your child's life. We explain why, and share some easy strategies for saving, in this short webinar.
Why It's Critical You Save for College

Why It's Critical You Save for College

Ever wonder how real families pay for college? A college savings account is so important in helping a family pay the college bill. In this short webinar you'll learn how the college savings account plays a part in the college payment plan, and the shocking difference between saving and borrowing for college costs.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Why Save for College?

90 Seconds with MEFA: Why Save for College?

Even if you understand the importance of saving for college, it can be challenging to start the process. And many people fear that if they can't pay for all of college with savings, it's not worth it to try. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains why saving is important, how the cost of college might not be as high as you think, how savings can reduce the need to borrow, and why saving for college sends a message to a child.
90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Plan

90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Plan

As the Massachusetts prepaid tuition program, the U.Plan offers a way to save for college while protecting yourself from rising costs by locking in today's tuition and mandatory fee costs at a network of colleges and universities in Massachusetts. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Plan works, how the money is invested, and how you can get started saving for college today!
90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Fund

90 Seconds With MEFA: The U.Fund

As the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan, the U.Fund offers affordability, flexibility, and powerful tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Fund works, how the money is invested, and which expenses the funds cover.
90 Seconds with MEFA: What is a 529 Plan?

90 Seconds with MEFA: What is a 529 Plan?

Any way that you can save for college is a good way, but 529 plans were specifically created to save for college and have tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how to set up a 529 account, how the money is invested, where the funds can be used, and which expenses the funds cover.
90 Seconds with MEFA: College Gifting

90 Seconds with MEFA: College Gifting

Did you know that friends and family members can contribute directly to your college savings account? With more money in the account to invest and earn returns, your savings have the potential to grow faster to help you reach your goals. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how you can set up gifting for the U.Fund College Investing Plan and the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program.
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