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The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: An Update on MA State Financial Aid
This webinar provides an update on the state-based financial aid programs in Massachusetts. Clantha McCurdy, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Access and Student Financial Assistance, discusses each of these programs and highlights some initiatives by the state of MA and Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Use MEFA Pathway to Create Goals & Strategies
Creating goals & strategies is an important component of post-secondary planning. Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway to document long and short term career and academic goals and match goals with appropriate strategies.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Learn How Internships Feature can be Applied to Work-Based Learning Experiences
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how the Internship feature in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, helps students search for opportunities supporting work-based experiences, an integral component of the self-discovery journey.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for College Success
Transitioning to college and finding appropriate support services can be challenging for students with disabilities who have utilized an IEP in high school. This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals feature panelists from Westfield State University & Bridgewater State University as they share details of the resources available to students with disabilities as they transition to post-secondary education.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: The Importance of Early College & Career Planning
This webinar, presented with Scott Solberg of Boston University, provides a detailed overview of how students who are introduced to higher education and career opportunities in middle school are better prepared to graduate with a planned path that leads toward a career and be more proactive, adaptive, and resilient in life management. Scott Solberg, Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development at Boston University's School of Education, demonstrate a “Who Am I” activity that counselors can use to help youth identify their talent and skills that align to the workforce. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Create and Update a Resume with MEFA Pathway
Learn how students can build and update a resume with MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Supporting Undocumented Students
While undocumented students face many barriers to college, it is still possible for them to get a college education. In this webinar, presented by Andrea Keenan, Director of College and Career Counseling at Excel Academy Charter Schools, attendees learn about admissions standards at both public and private universities, leading into a discussion about 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.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: A Deep Dive into the FAFSA
This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals will provide a detailed overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including step-by-step instructions on completing the application, helpful tips on answering questions correctly, and important next steps. Print the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: A Deep Dive into the CSS Profile
This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, presented by Gail Holt of Amherst College, introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, a financial aid application required by over 400 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the PROFILE, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Using Social Media to Communicate with Families
This webinar covers how to use social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, e-mail, and other tools to communicate with families. We review the different types of social media, how to post, like, comment, and share, and provide resources for extra assistance.