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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The MEFA Institute: Having the College Cost Conversation with Students and Families
As a school counselor, you likely play a large role helping students create their college list and decide where to ultimately enroll. College cost is a significant factor when selecting a school, and it's one that students and families should understand as they navigate the admissions and financial aid process. In this webinar, we review the information and resources that you can share to help college-bound students and their families research college costs and make informed decisions. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute: Get to Know MEFA Pathway’s Counselor Portal Features and Functions
MEFA Pathway offers an engaging, fun environment where students in grades 6-12 can prepare for post-secondary readiness and success. In this walk-through of the Counselor Portal, you'll receive a comprehensive overview of the features available to educators as they guide and support students.
Discover & Explore Careers with MEFA Pathway
Learn how to explore career options in MEFA Pathway, our free college and career planning online portal. Students can use the results of skills and interest assessments to learn of careers that might fit them best, while also filtering by desired education level and/or career category. By starting to build a list of potential occupations, students can choose high school courses to prepare them for a particular path.
Applying Early Decision
Is your child thinking of applying to college early? Don't miss guidance from Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Holy Cross Andrew Carter. He talks with MEFA's Julie Shields-Rutyna about the difference between Early Decision and Early Action, and what families should think about before beginning either process.
The Admissions Process: How to Get Started
Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Holy Cross Andrew Carter shares with MEFA's Julie Shields-Rutyna how parents can help their children throughout the college admissions process develop the skills and attributes that will benefit them in higher education and the real world.
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
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.
MEFA Pathway's College Compare Feature
Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway's College Compare tool to find the colleges and universities that match their school preferences and to help them build out that final list of probable, target, and reach schools to which they will apply.
The MEFA Institute: 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.
MEFA Pathway's College Cost Calculator
Learn how students can use the College Cost Calculator on MEFA Pathway to determine their personal cost at each college and university based on their financial aid received and other resources, which can help them make their college decision.