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Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family with every step of the way. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below.

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: 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.
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.
How the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program helped Richard save for college

How the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program helped Richard save for college

Hear how one Massachusetts father used the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program, offered by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), to help save for four years of college and lock in current rates on tuition and fees.
How the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program helped Alan save for college

How the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program helped Alan save for college

Hear how one father in Massachusetts used the U.Plan Prepaid Tuition Program, offered by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), to save significantly for college costs.
The Power of the U.Plan

The Power of the U.Plan

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.
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.
Tackling the College Savings Myths

Tackling the College Savings Myths

Will saving for college hurt your chances for financial aid? And is it even worth saving if you can't save much? We face these common questions about saving for college (and their underlying myths), and offer helpful information and facts 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.
Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Learn tips for middle school students who want to be thinking about college, like staying engaged in their schoolwork and talking with teachers and family members. On the financial side, middle schoolers and their families can also begin to put money away for college.
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