We are happy to offer a wide range of training opportunities to help expand your knowledge of college and career planning.  You can register for live webinars or watch recorded webinars at your convenience.  If your school would like a personalized virtual MEFA Pathway training or student workshop contact us at info@mefapathway.org

MEFA Institute: Online Training And Webinars

October 19, 2022 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Learn How to Create Goals and Strategies in MEFA Pathway

Learn how students can use MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to create and document academic, career, and personal goals along with strategies of how they plan to reach those goals.

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October 20, 2022 4:00 - 5:00pm

The MEFA Institute: Supporting Undocumented Students in the College Planning Process

While undocumented students face many barriers to college, it is still possible for them to get a college education. In this webinar, attendees will learn about admissions standards at both public and private universities, leading into a discussion about how to maximize credits and time for DACA and undocumented students through dual-enrollment and other concurrent enrollment opportunities across states, high schools, and community colleges. There will also be a discussion about financing options for students with different documentation statuses.  Live transcription will be available.

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November 16, 2022 8:00 - 9:00am

The MEFA Institute: Understanding MA State Financial Aid

This webinar provides an overview of the state-based financial aid programs in Massachusetts. Join Clantha McCurdy, Senior Deputy Commissioner of Access and Student Financial Assistance, as she discusses each of these programs and highlights some initiatives by the Commonwealth of MA and Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). Live transcription will be available.

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November 16, 2022 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Search for Scholarships in MEFA Pathway

Learn how MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can help students find available scholarships, build a list of scholarships, and manage deadlines and awards.

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December 7, 2022 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Learn About MEFA Pathway’s Discovery Zone Activities for Middle School Students

Learn how Discovery Zone activities in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, promote early career exploration and introduce students to potential career options and post-secondary planning.

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January 18, 2023 12:00 - 12:30pm

The MEFA Institute: Learn How to Connect Assessment Results to Career Options with MEFA Pathway

Learn how the interests and values inventories in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can help students discover which careers may fit them best. In addition, find out how students can start a careers list based upon criteria specific to them.

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February 8, 2023 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Learn How MEFA Pathway’s Internships Feature Can Lead to Work-Based Learning Experiences

Learn how the Internship feature in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, helps students search for opportunities supporting work-based experiences, an integral component of the self-discovery journey.

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March 15, 2023 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Use MEFA Pathway’s College Cost Calculator to Help Make an Informed College Decision

Learn how students can use the College Cost Calculator in MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, to determine their personal cost at each college and university based on their financial aid received and other resources, which can help them make their college decision.

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April 12, 2023 12:00 - 12:15pm

The MEFA Institute: Use MEFA Pathway’s Loan Cost Estimator to Learn the Cost of Borrowing

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. Also learn how a potential loan payment compares to an estimated monthly salary based on a selected career.

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May 17, 2023 12:00 - 12:30pm

The MEFA Institute: Learn How MEFA Pathway Can Help the Transition from Middle to High School

Learn how MEFA Pathway, MEFA’s free college and career planning portal, can help students plan for academic and career success in the transition from middle school to high school.

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Recorded Webinars

MEFA Seminars

MEFA offers free webinars on a range of college planning topics. Visit MEFA's events calendar to for a full listing of sessions.

MEFA Seminars