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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The MEFA Institute: An Advanced Look at College Financial Aid
This webinar, presented with Jim Slattery of Northeastern University, provides school counselors and college access professionals with an overview of the college financial aid process, including financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and financial aid award letters. This lesson is intended for counselors who have been in their jobs for five years or more and feel somewhat knowledgeable about advising students and families on college financing. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
College Financing with Apelila Joseph from Springfield Public Schools
This webinar, presented with Apelila Joseph from Springfield Public Schools, 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. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
College Financing with Jim Slattery from Northeastern University
This webinar, presented with Jim Slattery of Northeastern University, 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. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute: College Financing for School Counselors
This webinar provides school counselors and college access professionals with an overview of the college financial aid process, including financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and financial aid award letters.
The College Process for Undocumented Students
While undocumented students face many barriers to college, it is still possible for them to get a college education. This webinar, presented with Andrea Keenan of Excel Academy, addresses up-to-date immigration policies and statuses eligible and ineligible for Federal Student Aid. We also examine the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application process and its benefits. Learn about admissions standards at both public and private universities and how to maximize credits and time for DACA and undocumented students through dual-enrollment and concurrent enrollment opportunities across states, high schools, and community colleges. Scholarship resources are shared, pointing you directly to both state and national organizations at the forefront of this highly discussed topic. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
The MEFA Institute: Create and Update a Resume with MEFA Pathway
Learn how students can build and update a resume with MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal.
The MEFA Institute: The Importance of Early College & Career Planning
This webinar, presented with Scott Solberg of Boston University, provides a detailed overview of how students who are introduced to higher education and career opportunities in middle school are better prepared to graduate with a planned path that leads toward a career and be more proactive, adaptive, and resilient in life management. Scott Solberg, Professor of Counseling and Applied Human Development at Boston University's School of Education, demonstrate a “Who Am I” activity that counselors can use to help youth identify their talent and skills that align to the workforce. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
College Financing with Gail Holt from Amherst College
This webinar, presented with Gail Holt of Amherst College, 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. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
90 Seconds with MEFA: The U.Fund
As the Massachusetts 529 college savings plan, the U.Fund offers affordability, flexibility, and powerful tax advantages. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how the U.Fund works, how the money is invested, and which expenses the funds cover.
The MEFA Institute: A Deep Dive into the CSS Profile
This webinar for school counselors and college access professionals, presented by Gail Holt of Amherst College, introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE, a financial aid application required by over 400 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the PROFILE, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information.