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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.

La admisión a la universidad
El proceso de elegir universidades y enviar solicitudes puede ser abrumador. Este seminario web, presentado en español por Andrea Keenan, de la Excel Academy, le ayudará a crear una guía personalizada para el proceso de solicitud, abordando temas como las tendencias actuales en materia de admisiones, cómo hacer una lista de universidades equilibrada, y los diferentes componentes de una solicitud de ingreso a la universidad, incluyendo los expedientes académicos, los ensayos y las cartas de recomendación.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
New rules for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) are now in effect. If you’re employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for PSLF, which forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after a ten-year period of repayment. In this webinar, presented by Betsy Mayotte, the President of The Institute of Student Loan Advisors (TISLA), you'll learn all about PSLF, including what types of employment and loans qualify, the process of applying, and the details of a PSLF benefit with an upcoming deadline that may result in some borrowers receiving additional forgiveness credits.
Managing Student Loan Repayment for Graduating College Seniors
It's important to stay on track with repayment of your student loans. This webinar provides guidance for creating a budget, information on maintaining good credit, a smart plan for student loan repayment, and helpful websites.
College Admissions & MEFA Pathway
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar helps you establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics such as current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation and how to incorporate MEFA Pathway into the college admissions process.
Q&A with College Admissions Experts
In this webinar hear from a panel of college admissions experts as they share their advice on how to launch a college search. Bring all your questions about the college admissions process, including those focused on campus visits, standardized tests, college fairs, and applications.
Preparing High School Students with Disabilities for College Success
Transitioning to college and finding appropriate support services can be challenging for students with disabilities who have utilized an IEP in high school. This webinar features panelists from Westfield State and Bridgewater State as they share details of the resources available to students with disabilities as they transition to postsecondary education.
What to Expect When You Receive Your Financial Aid Offers and Guidance on Paying the College Bill
This webinar provides valuable guidance for high school seniors on understanding financial aid offers (which should start arriving in April) and different methods to pay for college costs. Topics include an overview of different types of financial aid, an explanation of how to calculate the balance due at each college, ways to pay the college bill, and how to make the college decision.
College Admissions
The college search and application process can be overwhelming. This webinar will help you establish a personalized admissions road map by addressing topics such as current trends in admissions, building a balanced list of colleges, and the different components of the college application including transcripts, essays, and interviews.
College Planning for Middle School Families
If you have a child in middle school, now is the perfect time to start thinking about college (it's never too early!). This webinar covers the many reasons to attend college, how to prepare academically, the basics of college cost and financial aid, and different ways to save. Download the webinar slides to follow along.
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.