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Our videos are great college planning resources that provide information and guidance to help your family with every step of the way. Find videos by clicking on the categories listed below.

Applying Early Decision

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

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

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

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

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.
Get to Know the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) for Libraries

Get to Know the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA) for Libraries

Get to know MEFA and the services MEFA provides so you can share this information with your library patrons, including college savings options with specific tax advantages for MA state residents, college application and financial aid assistance, education and education refinancing loans, and the new Attainable savings program. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
School Counselor Webinar Series: Using Social Media to Communicate to Families

School Counselor Webinar Series: Using Social Media to Communicate to Families

As a School Counselor, do you want to use Facebook, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn to share information and news with students and parents? This webinar covers how to use social media to communicate to families. We'll review the different types of social media, how to post, like, comment, and share, and provide resources for extra assistance. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
MEFA Pathway's College Cost Calculator

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.
Attainable Savings Plan<sup>SM</sup> Overview

Attainable Savings PlanSM Overview

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, 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.
Search for Colleges and Build a College List with MEFA Pathway

Search for Colleges and Build a College List with MEFA Pathway

Learn how to select specific criteria to search for colleges and build a college list using MEFA Pathway Your Plan for the Future, a free college and career planning portal.
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