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How Your Credit Report Affects College Loan Options
When it comes time to pay for college, you may find that your family needs to borrow additional student loans above and beyond the federal loan program. That’s why it’s important to focus on strengthening your credit now to prepare for financing future college costs.
How Can I Improve my Credit Score?
If you want to improve your credit score, there are steps you can take.
MEFA Pathway's College Cost Calculator
In this webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, learn how students can use the College Cost Calculator in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, 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.
How to Pay for College: A Guide for High School Seniors & Families presented with the Catholic School Counselors Association
This webinar, presented with the Catholic School Counselors Association, provides valuable guidance for high school seniors and their families who have received their college acceptance letters and financial aid offers and are trying to decide on a college and make a plan to pay for college costs. Topics include the different types of financial aid, how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill, including payment plans and loans.
Cómo pagar el costo de la universidad: Guía para estudiantes de último año de high school y sus familias
Este seminario web, presentado por Carmen Pineda de MassEdCo, ofrece un asesoramiento valioso a estudiantes de último año de high school y sus familias que han recibido cartas de aceptación de universidades y ofertas de asistencia financiera, y están decidiendo a cuál ir y tratando de hacer un plan de pago. Los temas incluyen los diferentes tipos de ayuda financiera, cómo calcular el saldo adeudado en cada universidad, y métodos para pagar la matrícula, incluyendo planes de pago y préstamos.
90 Seconds with MEFA: Appealing Financial Aid Offers
Are you interested in appealing your financial aid offer? MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes provides five tips to help families as they navigate the appeals process and try to secure more financial aid than was originally offered.
Managing Student Loan Repayment for Graduating College Seniors
It's important to stay on track with repayment of your student loans. This webinar provides guidance for creating a budget, information on maintaining good credit, a smart plan for student loan repayment, and helpful websites. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
How to Pay for College: A Guide for High School Seniors & Families
This webinar provides valuable guidance for high school seniors who have received their college acceptance letters and financial aid offers and are trying to make the college decision. Topics include an overview of different types of financial aid, an explanation of how to calculate the balance due at each college, and methods for paying the college bill.
Financial Aid Appeals and Paying for College in 2022
Learn the steps to appeal a financial aid offer from a panel of college financial aid administrators, including Kevin Deruosi, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Salem State University, Ryan Forsythe, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Worcester State University, Iris Godes, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admission at Dean College, Gail Holt, Dean of Financial Aid at Amherst College, Caitlin Laurie, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Quinsigamond Community College, Melissa Metcalf, Associate Director of Financial Aid at Boston College, and Bill Smith, Assistant Vice President of Student Financial Assistance at Stonehill College. Panelists will also address timelines for the college decision and bill, and the cost differences associated with student housing. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about what you can expect this year as your student makes the college decision.
Q&A with College Admissions Experts
In this webinar hear from a panel of college admissions experts, including Ryan Forsythe, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Worcester State University, Denise Haile, Associate Director of Admissions at Quinsigamond Community College, Andrew Palumbo, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Worcester Polytechnic University, Emily Roper-Doten, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Olin College of Engineering, and Jennifer Walker, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid at Brandeis University. Experts share their advice on how to launch a college search and application process. Bring all your questions about the college admissions process, including those focused on campus visits, standardized tests, college fairs, and applications.