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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Researching Colleges and Building the College List
When deciding where to apply to college, it's important to research thoroughly. This webinar presented by the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) will walk you through several different tools available to help you learn about schools and build your college list. You'll learn the factors to consider when looking at schools and helpful tips about campus visits and college fairs. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
MEFA Pathway's Expected Family Contribution Calculator
Learn how to use MEFA Pathway's tool, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator, to get an estimate of the amount your family may be expected to pay for college costs for one academic year.
Search for Scholarships and Build a List with MEFA Pathway
Learn how MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can help students find available scholarships, build a list of scholarships, and manage deadlines and awards.
Attainable Savings Plan<sup>SM</sup> Overview in SPANISH
The Attainable Savings Plan allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save for disability-related expenses without losing eligibility for federal means-tested benefits. In this webinar, in SPANISH, we review the benefits, eligibility requirements, and plan details of Attainable, and explain how to easily set up an account. Download a copy of the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute: MEFA Loan Certification System Demo
This instructional video for college administrators provides an overview of MEFA's loan certification system. Learn how to easily certify your students' loans in MEFA's online system.
The MEFA Institute: Navigating the U.Plan System
In this presentation, we review MEFA’s U.Plan online portal, educating administrators on how to sign up for online access, locate their distributions and school payments, download their U.Plan rosters of students, and search for their students to view pending U.Plan distributions.
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.
Get to Know MEFA Pathway's Middle School Features
MEFA Pathway's middle school section provides a fun, engaging, age-appropriate environment where students in grades 6-8 can plan for academic and career success. This webinar provides a walk-through of the site to learn the many tools, activities, and resources available to help students prepare for their future.
College Admissions for High School Juniors
Junior year of high school is the perfect time to start seriously planning for college application season. And this webinar will give you the steps to get your family started, including tips for college fairs, what to know about campus visits, and how to build the college list. We'll share plenty of resources that can help your family as you plan, and explain what to expect as you prepare for the admissions and financial aid applications. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
MEFA Pathway and MyCAP
Learn how to use MEFA Pathway to implement College and Career Advising and MyCAP programs for students and review data tools in the Counselor Portal useful for student analysis.