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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.

The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

The Benefits of Starting to Save for College Early

It's never too late to start saving for college, but there are also significant benefits to starting your college savings plan early on in your child's life. We explain why, and share some easy strategies for saving, in this short webinar.
Tackling the College Savings Myths

Tackling the College Savings Myths

Will saving for college hurt your chances for financial aid? And is it even worth saving if you can't save much? We face these common questions about saving for college (and their underlying myths), and offer helpful information and facts in this short webinar.
Why It's Critical You Save for College

Why It's Critical You Save for College

Ever wonder how real families pay for college? A college savings account is so important in helping a family pay the college bill. In this short webinar you'll learn how the college savings account plays a part in the college payment plan, and the shocking difference between saving and borrowing for college costs.
Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Advice for Middle Schoolers when Preparing for College

Learn tips for middle school students who want to be thinking about college, like staying engaged in their schoolwork and talking with teachers and family members. On the financial side, middle schoolers and their families can also begin to put money away for college.
Setting up Yourself to Get Accepted into College With Extracurricular Activities

Setting up Yourself to Get Accepted into College With Extracurricular Activities

Academics matter, especially when students are in middle school, as it's the time when students can set themselves up well for high school. Hear about how students in middle school should spend some time thinking about what classes and subjects they enjoy and what extracurricular activities they want to get involved in during high school so they're better prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.
Early College Planning

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.
How MEFA Advice Made a Difference

How MEFA Advice Made a Difference

Hear a personal story from Julie Shields-Rutyna, Director of College Planning at MEFA, of just how powerful MEFA's impact is when it comes to helping families pay for college. The financial aid process can be daunting, but MEFA is here to help every step of the way.
The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

The Value of Saving for College in Middle School

Hear how families with middle school students can be more motivated to save for college. For example, studies have shown that children who know that money is being put away for their college education are much more likely to attend college and graduate. It also helps to teach middle school students the value of saving when they are younger.
Understanding the Admissions & Financial Aid Process

Understanding the Admissions & Financial Aid Process

When it comes time to paying the college bill, there's a lot of help available. Hear how MEFA understands the complex process of admissions and financial aid, and is available to help answer your questions. You don't have to take the entire process on your shoulders at once.
Your Resource for Planning, Saving, & Paying for College

Your Resource for Planning, Saving, & Paying for College

MEFA is here to help with whatever question you may have when it comes to planning, saving, and paying for college. Learn the different ways to get in touch with MEFA. You can visit us in person, call us at (800) 449-MEFA (6332), email us at info@mefa.org, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
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