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.

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College Financing for Families of High School Juniors
This webinar provides information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. You'll learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine your aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid offers.
The MEFA Institute: Transition from Middle School to High School with MEFA Pathway
Hear how Cheryl Nelson, School Counselor in the Lunenburg School District, uses MEFA Pathway with her grade 8 and 9 students, and how the tool helps guide students along their academic journey from middle to high school.
Applying for College Scholarships
In this webinar, you'll learn key scholarship facts, how to use online search engines to find scholarships, and plenty of helpful tips to use in your search.
The MEFA Institute: Learn How MEFA Pathway's MA State Benefits Can Help Save on the Cost of College
Learn how the MA State Benefits cost-savings feature in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can benefit students and families by reducing the price they pay for college!
90 Seconds with MEFA: Scholarships
Scholarships are types of "gift aid" or free money, which means they do not have to be repaid. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains where to find both local and national scholarships helpful tips to use in your search.
FAFSA Day
In this webinar, financial aid experts go through a short presentation followed by a live Q/A session on applying for financial aid for college.
Early College Planning Webinar
This webinar provides information about savings and some general financial aid and admissions topics, and is geared towards families who have children from middle school to the early years in high school.
The MEFA Institute: Search for Colleges with MEFA Pathway
Learn how students can use the College Search tool within MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to select specific criteria to search for colleges and build a solid college list.
The MEFA Institute: Understanding the U.Plan
Learn how families can lock in tomorrow's tuition at today's prices with the U.Plan, Massachusetts's Prepaid Tuition Plan. This webinar discusses how to enroll and contribute, provides the list of participating colleges, and explains how families can use the plan to guard against the increase in tuition at dozens of public and private Massachusetts colleges.
Start a New Year’s Resolution to Save in Attainable
This webinar provides a high-level overview of ABLE accounts, including details on how they work, who is eligible, and the many benefits they offer.