The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Financial Aid 101 for School Counselors
This webinar provide school counselors and college access professionals with an overview of the college financial aid process, including details on financial aid applications and eligibility, how colleges determine how much aid to offer, and information on financial aid offers. This webinar is for counselors who want to get a good understanding of the basics of the financial aid process.
Saving for College
This webinar is for parents with children of all ages and describes information and resources that families can use to put a college savings plan in place. We answer questions such as: Why and how much should I save for college? When and how should I start? What is the best way to save? How will saving affect college financial aid? Watch to learn how to prepare best for college costs. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
Can I Get a Loan Without My Parents?
Students often wonder if they can get a college loan without their parents on the loan application. MEFA's Associate Director of College Planning Jonathan Hughes explains how by filing the FAFSA, students are eligible for Federal Direct Student Loans without any co-borrowers. Private loan approval is dependent on income and credit score, so students often need the assistance of a co-borrower for these loans.
Using Veterans’ Education Benefits to Finance a College Education
Are you a student Veteran looking to understand how you can apply your service-connected benefits to your education? Join the Assistant Director of Veterans Upward Bound, Nick Charrette, for a deep dive into different GI Bill types, Chapters 30, 31, and 33, VR&E benefits, in-state tuition waivers, FAFSA, and more. Learn the best ways to calculate your own benefit entitlement and which pitfalls to avoid. Download the webinar slides to follow along
Understanding Financial Aid Offers & Paying the College Bill
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.
How to Choose an In-Demand Career
Are you wondering how to pick a career? Understanding data around careers and the job market can help you decide. Learn how to use the free college and career website, MEFA Pathway, to get details on career trends, job growth potential, and which careers are popular in different parts of the country to help you make a plan for your future.
The MEFA Institute<sup>™</sup>: Financial Aid for College Admissions Professionals
This webinar is intended for college admissions professionals and other college administrators who would like to learn about the financial aid process. Three veteran financial aid experts speak about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine a student’s aid eligibility, and how financial aid professionals make decisions about financial aid offers for students. Private scholarships and ways to pay the college bill are also covered as well as what admissions professionals need to learn about their own institution’s financial aid policies.
Comparing College Loan Options
There's a lot to consider when borrowing a loan to pay for college. This webinar help you differentiate among college loan options and better understand the true cost of borrowing.
Save Money on Community College with MassTransfer
Are you considering community college? It’s not too late to get in for Fall 2023! In this webinar, learn how you can use the free college and career planning website MEFA Pathway to find the perfect community college for you in Massachusetts. Learn how to save on the cost by using the MassTransfer program.
Making a Plan for after High School
Did you just graduate from high school and are wondering how to make a plan for your future? Join us for this webinar! We explain how to use MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning website, to learn about colleges and careers and determine your next steps. MEFA Pathway is full of fun and interactive tools to help you discover what you enjoy, where you excel, and how these characteristics of YOU can be used to build your plan for the future.