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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.

What to Know About Student Loans

What to Know About Student Loans

There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar will teach you about loan terminology, provide tips on how to minimize borrowing, and give you details on the timeline of paying the college bill.
Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

Learn the Benefits of 529 College Savings Accounts

In this 30-minute webinar, learn about 529 accounts, what qualified expenses they cover, and how you can start saving in one today.
Financial Planning With ABLE Accounts

Financial Planning With ABLE Accounts

This webinar gives an overview of ABLE accounts and their benefits in financial planning for individuals with disabilities. Special guest: Cynthia Haddad, Certified Financial Planner
Financial Aid Appeals During COVID-19

Financial Aid Appeals During COVID-19

Learn the steps to appeal a college's financial aid offer, and how colleges are offering assistance during this time of COVID-19. This webinar features guidance from four college administrators from colleges across the Commonwealth providing tips and information for families making the college decision. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Register an Account in MEFA Pathway

Register an Account in MEFA Pathway

Learn how to create and register an account in MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning tool.
MEFA Pathway's Loan Cost Estimator

MEFA Pathway's Loan Cost Estimator

Learn how to use MEFA Pathway's Loan Cost Estimator to estimate the amount you will need to repay each month after graduation for your student loans.
New MEFA Pathway Feature: Learn about MA State Benefits

New MEFA Pathway Feature: Learn about MA State Benefits

Learn about MA State Benefits in MEFA Pathway including A2B, GenEd, and CommComm.
New MEFA Pathway Feature: Learn About the Course Planner

New MEFA Pathway Feature: Learn About the Course Planner

Learn how to use the Course Planner to choose the right courses to achieve your academic goals and meet graduation requirements.
Components of the College Application

Components of the College Application

Ready to apply to college? Find out everything you need to know about the college application, including the different forms schools use and the components required, including standardized tests, activity lists, essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Researching Colleges and Building the College List

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.
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