MEFA Videos

MEFA Videos

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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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.
Launching Your College Search During COVID-19
For rising high school seniors preparing for college admissions season, the summer before senior year is a busy one. Campus visits, standardized tests, and college fairs are usually part of the plan. But with the current environment of COVID-19, preparation for applying to college will look slightly different. In this webinar you will hear from a panel of admissions experts representing WPI, Worcester State University, Brandeis University, and Olin College as they share their advice on how to launch a college search in today's quarantined world.
Build a Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway
Students can assess trends, differences, and growth as they build their Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway.
Researching Colleges When You Can’t Visit Campus
Two UMass Professors, Dr. Tim Poynton and Dr. Richard Lapan, share advice on conducting the college search when it must be done virtually. Learn about helpful online tools that can help you gather information about schools and assist you in creating your personal college list.
Learn How to Create Goals and Strategies in MEFA Pathway
Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to create and document academic, career, and personal goals along with strategies of how they plan to reach those goals.
Financial Planning With ABLE Accounts
With an Attainable Savings Plan, individuals with disabilities and their families can save for qualified disability expenses while keeping benefits such as Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid. In this webinar Cynthia Haddad, Certified Financial Planner at Affinia Financial Group, discusses the key features of ABLE accounts and shares real-life examples of how clients utilize these accounts to benefit themselves or family members.
Register for an Account in MEFA Pathway
Learn how to create and register for an account in MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning tool.
MEFA Pathway's Loan Cost Estimator
Learn how to use the Loan Cost Estimator in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to calculate estimates of a monthly loan payment and repayment total based upon a loan amount borrowed.
Learn About MA State Benefits in MEFA Pathway
Learn how MEFA Pathway's MA State Benefits cost-savings feature can benefit students and families by reducing the price they pay for college!
Learn About the Course Planner in MEFA Pathway
Learn how to use the Course Planner to choose the right courses to achieve your academic goals and meet graduation requirements.