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How to Choose an In-Demand Career
Are you wondering how to pick a career? Understanding data around careers and the job market can help you decide. Learn how to use the free college and career website, MEFA Pathway, to get details on career trends, job growth potential, and which careers are popular in different parts of the country to help you make a plan for your future.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Financial Aid for College Admissions Professionals
This webinar is intended for college admissions professionals and other college administrators who would like to learn about the financial aid process. Three veteran financial aid experts speak about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine a student’s aid eligibility, and how financial aid professionals make decisions about financial aid offers for students. Private scholarships and ways to pay the college bill are also covered as well as what admissions professionals need to learn about their own institution’s financial aid policies.
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.
Comparing College Loan Options
There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar help you differentiate among college loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing.
Save Money on Community College with MassTransfer
Are you considering community college? It’s not too late to get in for Fall 2023! In this webinar, learn how you can use the free college and career planning website MEFA Pathway to find the perfect community college for you in Massachusetts. Learn how to save on the cost by using the MassTransfer program.
Create and Update a Resume with MEFA Pathway
Learn how students in grades 6-12 can use the Resume Builder in MEFA Pathway to record all of the great activities they are doing both in and out of school and apply these details to create a resume.
College Options for This Fall
Are you a recent high school graduate who hasn’t made a plan yet for your future? That’s okay! There are many education opportunities still available. Please join MEFA for a panel discussion with five higher education leaders in Massachusetts. Learn about colleges and programs where you can still enroll for Fall 2023 and about money available from the federal government and the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance to help you pay to attend a 2-year or 4-year college or university. Also, hear about the resources available to help you complete the FAFSA and make a plan for your future. You are worth it!
Making a Plan for after High School
Did you just graduate from high school and are wondering how to make a plan for your future? Join us for this webinar! We explain how to use MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning website, to learn about colleges and careers and determine your next steps. MEFA Pathway is full of fun and interactive tools to help you discover what you enjoy, where you excel, and how these characteristics of YOU can be used to build your plan for the future.
Careers for Recent High School Grads
Did you just graduate from high school? Wondering what your next step is? Join us for this webinar! Learn about non-degree programs at Massachusetts community colleges that can lead to exciting careers. These programs can help you determine a career path and plan for the future.
Federal Loan Repayment Options: Choosing the Right Path after the Pause
The federal student loan payment pause is coming to an end. Interest will resume on all loans on September 1, 2023 and loan payments will be due starting in October 2023. This webinar reviews the repayment options available to federal loan borrowers re-entering repayment. We discuss income-based repayment options and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) in addition to standard repayment options and best practices to make sure your federal loans remain in good standing after the payment pause.