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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.

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.
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.
The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

Hear how families with middle school students can be more motivated to save for college. For example, studies have shown that children who know that money is being put away for their college education are much more likely to attend college and graduate. It also helps to teach middle school students the value of saving when they are younger.
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