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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Build a Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway
Students can assess trends, differences, and growth as they build their Digital Portfolio in MEFA Pathway.
Researching Colleges When You Can’t Visit Campus
Two UMass Professors, Dr. Tim Poynton and Dr. Richard Lapan, share advice on conducting the college search when it must be done virtually. Learn about helpful online tools that can help you gather information about schools and assist you in creating your personal college list.
Use MEFA Pathway to Create Goals & Strategies
Creating goals & strategies is an important component of post-secondary planning. Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway to document long and short term career and academic goals and match goals with appropriate strategies.
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
Register for an Account in MEFA Pathway
Learn how to create and register for an account in MEFA Pathway, a free college and career planning tool.
MEFA Pathway's Loan Cost Estimator
Learn how to use the Loan Cost Estimator in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to calculate estimates of a monthly loan payment and repayment total based upon a loan amount borrowed.
Learn About MA State Benefits in MEFA Pathway
Learn how MEFA Pathway's MA State Benefits cost-savings feature can benefit students and families by reducing the price they pay for college!
Learn About the Course Planner in MEFA Pathway
Learn how to use the Course Planner to choose the right courses to achieve your academic goals and meet graduation requirements.
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.
MEFA Pathway's Expected Family Contribution Calculator
Learn how to use MEFA Pathway's tool, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator, to get an estimate of the amount your family may be expected to pay for college costs for one academic year.